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Marland Family History

Marland Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Marland in Castleton (Lancashire) named from Old English mere ‘pool’ or (ge)mǣre ‘boundary border’ + land ‘land’. Dutch: habitational name from Maarland on Oost-Voorne (South Holland) now obsolete or from Maarland in Eijsden (Dutch Limburg).

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


Similar surnames: Garland, Harland, Marsland, Mayland, Darland, Markland, Morland

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Where is the Marland family from?

You can see how Marland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Marland families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Marland's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Marland families in 1840.
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What did your Marland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Marland. 18% of Marland men worked as a Laborer and 26% of Marland women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marland were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    26%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Marland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marland 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 Marland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Marland. For the veterans among your Marland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marland lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Marland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Marland in 1953 was 47, and 54 in 2004.

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