When Tinnis Ireland was born in 1816, in Ohio, United States, her father, James Ireland, was 28 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Maxwell, was 20.
English and Scottish: ethnic name denoting someone from Ireland, from Middle English Irland, Irlond, Erlond (Old English Īraland). The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Īras ‘Irishmen’ + land ‘land’. The stem Īr- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland, Èriu, earlier Everiu. The Latin name was (H)ibernia. The surname is especially common in Liverpool, England, which has a large Irish population. Compare Irish .
Americanized form of Erland .