Eland Family History

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Eland Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Little Eland in Northumberland, or Elland in West Yorkshire, or Ealand in Lincolnshire, all of which derived their names from Old English ealand ‘cultivated land by water or a river’. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the 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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Eland Family Origin

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Eland Family Occupations

What did your Eland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Eland family was Cattle Broker. The most common Eland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Eland's were Farmers. Farmer, Dry Goods Clerk and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eland.

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  • Farmer

  • Dry Goods Clerk

  • Laborer

  • Cattle Broker


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

Eland Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Eland Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eland 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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