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Beland Family History

Beland Name Meaning

French (Béland): variant of Berland . This surname is very rare in France. Compare Belan Belland Bellow and Bellows .

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


Similar surnames: Deland, Belland, Boland, Breland, Bean, Demand, Beans, Feland, Belan

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Where is the Beland family from?

You can see how Beland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beland families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 4 Beland families living in Georgia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Beland's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Beland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beland. 16% of Beland men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Beland women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beland were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Beland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beland 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Beland. For the veterans among your Beland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beland lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Beland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Beland in 1950 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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