When Joseph Jasper Garland was born about 1794, in South Carolina, United States, his father, William Garland, was 40 and his mother, Lydia Cooley, was 25. He married Eliza Parrish before 1821. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 January 1871, in Vernon, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Glass Window Cemetery, Vernon, Louisiana, United States.
English: from Middle English gerlond, ger(e)land, garlond ‘metal chaplet, crown, coronet; wreath’, probably a nickname denoting a habitual wearer of such items, or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of them.
English: perhaps from the Old French personal name Gerland (ancient Germanic Garuland, probably from garw- ‘war-gear; prepared(ness)’ + land ‘land’; the first element of the French name may instead be from a name beginning with gēr ‘spear’).
English: topographic name from Middle English gor(e), gar(e) ‘triangular piece’ + lond ‘land’ (Old English gāra + land, lond), for someone who lived ‘(at the) triangular piece of land’. Compare Garfield .
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