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Boland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the district of Bowland (Forest) in North Yorkshire and Lancashire. Robert of Bowland was a member of the garrison of Stirling castle in Scotland in 1339–40 and was presumably a Yorkshireman or a Lancastrian. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beólláin ‘descendant of Beóllán’ an old Irish name of uncertain origin. See Bolan Walloon Dutch and German: habitational name from any of several places called Bol(l)and for instance a village in Liège province in Wallonia (Belgium) possibly named for a round piece of land. Compare Bolland .

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


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

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Where is the Boland family from?

You can see how Boland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Boland families living in Ohio. This was about 15% of all the recorded Boland's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Boland families in 1840.
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What did your Boland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boland. 13% of Boland men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Boland women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boland were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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