Eiland Family History

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Eiland Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived on or owned property surrounded by water, from Middle High German eilant ‘island’.

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

Similar surnames: Heiland, Land, Eland, Poland, Umland, Piland, Miland, Ohland, Deland

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Eiland Family Origin

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Eiland Family Occupations

What did your Eiland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Eiland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Eiland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Eiland family was Farm Labor. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eiland.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Labor


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

Eiland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Eiland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eiland 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Eiland. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Eiland. For the veterans among your Eiland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eiland Life Expectancy

What is the average Eiland lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Eiland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Eiland in 1943 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eiland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eiland 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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