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Hartland Family History

Hartland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hartland (Devon). The place probably takes its name from an earlier placename Harton (itself probably from the Old English personal name Heort + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead estate’) with Middle English land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Harland, Marland, Haviland, Garland, Eastland, Darland, Marsland

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Where is the Hartland family from?

You can see how Hartland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hartland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hartland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 15 Hartland families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Hartland's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hartland families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hartland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hartland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hartland. 22% of Hartland men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Hartland women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hartland were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Waitress
    23%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hartland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartland 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hartland. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hartland. For the veterans among your Hartland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hartland lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hartland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Hartland in 1960 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

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