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Belland Name Meaning

French: probably a variant of Breland. Norwegian: habitational name from any of the farmsteads in Agder so named, from an unexplained first element + land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Berland, Helland, Felland, Selland, Bjelland, Calland, Yelland

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Where is the Belland family from?

You can see how Belland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belland families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Belland family living in Iowa Territory. This was about 33% of all the recorded Belland's in the USA. Iowa Territory and 2 other states had the highest population of Belland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Belland. 30% of Belland men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Belland women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belland were Farmer and Housework.

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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
    30%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Belland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belland 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 924 immigration records available for the last name Belland. 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 726 military records available for the last name Belland. For the veterans among your Belland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belland lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Belland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Belland in 1951 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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