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Eland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Elland (Yorkshire) or Little Eland (Northumberland) both of which derive their names from Old English ēaland ‘cultivated land by water or a river’. Dutch: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements adel ‘noble’ + land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Land, Oland, Bland, Erland, Ryland, Sand, Ueland, Meland, Ewald, Hand

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Where is the Eland family from?

You can see how Eland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Eland family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Eland's in USA. New York had the highest population of Eland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eland. 26% of Eland men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Eland women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eland were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Eland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eland 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 Eland. 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 956 military records available for the last name Eland. For the veterans among your Eland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eland lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Eland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Eland in 1957 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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