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Sutherland Family History

Sutherland Name Meaning
Scottish: regional name from the former county of this name, so named from Old Norse suðr ‘south’ + land ‘land’ because the territory lay south of Scandinavia and the Norse colonies in the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Sutherland Families

  • Number of Sutherland families
     230 - 457
     77 - 229
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sutherland families
     343 - 683
     115 - 342
     1 - 114
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sutherland families
     1,396 - 2,790
     466 - 1,395
     1 - 465
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sutherland Family Origin

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Sutherland Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sutherland

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Sutherland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Sutherland Civil War Service Records

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