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Kirkland Name Meaning

English (now mainly East Midlands) and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on land belonging to the Church, from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + land ‘land’. There are several villages named with these elements, for example in Cumbria, and in some cases the surname will have arisen from these. Exceptionally, Kirkland in Lancashire has as its second element Old Norse lundr ‘grove’.

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


Similar surnames: Ireland, Morland, Markland, Kirkman, Harland, Norland, Ryland

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Kirkland Family Origin

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Kirkland Family Occupations

What did your Kirkland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kirkland family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirkland. The most common Kirkland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Kirkland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Kirkland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kirkland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirkland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kirkland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kirkland. For the veterans among your Kirkland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirkland Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirkland lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kirkland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kirkland in 1944 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirkland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirkland 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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