When Delia A. Leland was born on 30 March 1840, in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Phineas Walter Leland, was 33 and her mother, Lucy Blanchard, was 19. She died on 22 January 1841, in her hometown, at the age of 0.
Perhaps a shortened form of Scottish or Irish McClellan or McLelland , but geographical distribution in England suggests it may have an unexplained English origin.
Norwegian: habitational name from the name of several farms, especially in Agder, a compound of le ‘barway, gate’ and land ‘(piece of) land, farmstead’.
Americanized form of Norwegian Liland: compound of li ‘hillside, mountainside’ and land ‘(piece of) land, farmstead’.