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Madland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the five farmsteads so named in southwestern Norway which probably originally bore the Old Norse name Matland from mat ‘food’ + land ‘(piece of) land farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Maland, Marland, Aadland, Mayland, Nodland, Haaland, Meland, Morland

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Where is the Madland family from?

You can see how Madland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Madland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Madland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Madland families living in Minnesota. This was about 75% of all the recorded Madland's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Madland families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Madland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Madland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Madland. 39% of Madland men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Madland 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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farm Hand
    12%
  • Cook
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Madland family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Madland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madland 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 606 immigration records available for the last name Madland. 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 193 military records available for the last name Madland. For the veterans among your Madland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Madland lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Madland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Madland in 1961 was 61, and 76 in 2003.

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