An Irish surname, Deland from the Gaelic terms of ‘dubh’ and ‘shalinte’ referred to the black land. A German term of ‘delan’ also means a dweller in a depression. The spelling variations for Deland include Delane, Dalaney, Delany, Delaune and Delaney. Deland families originated in Leinster, Ireland. In England the main location for Deland families is the city of London and the county of Lancashire. The county of Stirlingshire is where the majority of Deland families live in Scotland. In the United States the Deland families are centered in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, California, Nebraska and Texas. Famous: Henry Addison Deland (manufacturer of baking soda, who established the DeLand Academy, a private college in Florida).