Layland Family History

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Layland Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Leyland in Lancashire (recorded in Domesday Book as Lailand), or from Laylands in Yorkshire; both are named from Old English l?ge ‘untilled ground’ + land ‘land’, ‘estate’. In some cases the name may be topographical.

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

Similar surnames: Mayland, Marland, Wayland, Hoyland, Harland, Ryland, Darland, Calland

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Layland Family Origin

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Layland Family Occupations

What did your Layland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Layland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Layland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Layland family was Glass Worker. Farmer, Farming and Cook In Hotel were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Layland.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Cook In Hotel

  • Glass Worker


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

Layland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Layland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Layland 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Layland. 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 Layland. For the veterans among your Layland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Layland Life Expectancy

What is the average Layland lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Layland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Layland in 1951 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layland 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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