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Hoyland Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Derbyshire): habitational name from any of the four places of this name in southern Yorkshire: Nether and Upper Hoyland (in Wath upon Dearne) High Hoyland (in Barnsley) and Hoyland Swaine (in Penistone). The placenames all derive from Old English hōh ‘heel spur of land’ + land ‘land’. Norwegian (Høyland): habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads notably in southwestern Norway named in Old Norse as Heyland from hey ‘hay’ + land ‘(piece of) land farmstead’. Compare Highland Hoiland and Hyland .

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

Similar surnames: Holland, Hovland, Boyland, Hyland, Norland, Ryland, Boland, Haaland

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Where is the Hoyland family from?

You can see how Hoyland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoyland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoyland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Hoyland families living in North Carolina. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hoyland's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Hoyland families in 1840.
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What did your Hoyland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hoyland. 25% of Hoyland men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Hoyland women worked as a Teacher. .

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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
  • Manager
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoyland. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hoyland. For the veterans among your Hoyland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoyland lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hoyland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hoyland in 1954 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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