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Boland Name Meaning

Irish (Sligo and Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beólláin ‘descendant of Beóllán’, an old Irish name of uncertain origin. English: habitational name from any of various places such as Bowland in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Bowlands in East Yorkshire, and Bolland in Devon. All of these are most probably named with Old English boga ‘bow’ (in the sense of a bend in a river) + land ‘land’. German: of uncertain origin; possibly from Slavic polan ‘rural person’, ‘peasant’, or a variant of Bolander, or an altered spelling of Böhland, a name of Slavic origin, from Old Slavic belu ‘white’, a descriptive nickname for a fair-haired person.

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


Similar surnames: Boyland, Voland, Bland, Holland, Borland, Byland, Bolland, Hoyland

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Boland Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boland name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boland. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    36%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Boland Family Origin

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Boland Family Occupations

What did your Boland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Boland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Boland's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boland. A less common occupation for the Boland family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boland ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Boland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Boland. 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 Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Boland. For the veterans among your Boland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boland Life Expectancy

What is the average Boland lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Boland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boland in 1947 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boland ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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