This name derives from the Norman-French and Guernsey surname “Haverland”, probably from the Breton personal name "Aeruiu" or "Haerviu", composed of the elements "haer", meaning “battle”, plus "vy", meaning “worthy”. The 1086 Domesday has various references to followers of William the Conqueror, including Herueu de Berruarius of Suffolk, and later Heuei de Castre of Lincoln, in 1157. Haviland is a city in Kiowa County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 701. It is home of Barclay College and known for meteorite finds connected to the Haviland Crater and for an annual meteorite festival held in July. Haviland was founded by a group of Quakers originally from Indiana and named for Laura Haviland, a leader of the Underground Railroad. Laura Smith Haviland (1808–1898) was an American abolitionist, suffragette, and social reformer. She was an important figure in the history of the Underground Railroad.