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Markland Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in the parish of Wigan (now in Greater Manchester), so called from Old English mearc ‘boundary’ + lanu ‘lane’. topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of border or boundary land (see Mark 2) or a status name for someone who held land with an annual value of one mark.

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


Similar surnames: Marland, Marsland, Morland, Ackland, Markman, Garland, Kirkland

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Where is the Markland family from?

You can see how Markland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Markland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Markland families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Markland families living in Indiana. This was about 32% of all the recorded Markland's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Markland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Markland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Markland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Markland. 20% of Markland men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Markland women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Markland were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Markland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Markland 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 Markland. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Markland. For the veterans among your Markland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Markland lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Markland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Markland in 1952 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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