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Unland Name Meaning

North German (Westphalia): topographic name for someone living in or farming an area of infertile land from Middle Low German unland ‘wasteland’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Umland, Land, Ulland, Poland, Deland, Ohland, Ryland, Ueland, Uhland

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Where is the Unland family from?

You can see how Unland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Unland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Unland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 31 Unland families living in Missouri. This was about 26% of all the recorded Unland's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Unland families in 1880.
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What did your Unland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Unland. 15% of Unland men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Unland women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Unland were Inspector and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Inspector

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Unland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 249 immigration records available for the last name Unland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 335 military records available for the last name Unland. For the veterans among your Unland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Unland lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Unland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Unland in 1958 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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