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Erland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in southwestern Norway so named from Old Norse elri ‘alder’ + land ‘land’ ‘farm’. Probably also an American shortened form of Swedish Erlandsson (see Erlandson ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Berland, Ersland, Ryland, Soland, Eland, Norland, Odland, Nyland

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Where is the Erland family from?

You can see how Erland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erland family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Erland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Erland family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Erland's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Erland families in 1840.
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What did your Erland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Erland. 30% of Erland men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Erland women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erland were Farming and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Erland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erland 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 Erland. 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 286 military records available for the last name Erland. For the veterans among your Erland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erland lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Erland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Erland in 1962 was 72, and 89 in 2003.

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