Markland Family History

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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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Markland Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Markland name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Markland. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Markland Family Origin

Where is the Markland family from?

Markland Family Occupations

What did your Markland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Markland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Markland's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Markland. A less common occupation for the Markland family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Markland Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Markland Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Markland 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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