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Strickland Family History

Strickland Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Great and Little Strickland (Westmorland) or Strickland Ketel and Strickland Roger (also Westmorland). The placenames derive from Old English stīrc ‘stirk young bullock or heifer’ + land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Stickland, Ringland, Markland, Buckland, Stickley, Ritland, Frankland

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Where is the Strickland family from?

You can see how Strickland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strickland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strickland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 111 Strickland families living in Georgia. This was about 20% of all the recorded Strickland's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Strickland families in 1840.
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What did your Strickland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Strickland. 23% of Strickland men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Strickland women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strickland were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Seamstress
    5%
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Census Records

There are 240,000 census records available for the last name Strickland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strickland 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Strickland. 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 59,000 military records available for the last name Strickland. For the veterans among your Strickland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strickland lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Strickland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Strickland in 1941 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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