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Marsland Family History

Marsland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Marshlands in Saddleworth (Yorkshire). The placename derives from Old English mersc ‘marsh’ + land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Marland, Markland, Mayland, Moreland, Darland, Hartland, Harland

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Where is the Marsland family from?

You can see how Marsland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marsland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marsland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Marsland family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Marsland's in USA. New York had the highest population of Marsland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marsland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marsland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Marsland. 18% of Marsland men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Marsland women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marsland were Manager and Housewife. .

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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
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Nurse
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Marsland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marsland 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Marsland. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Marsland. For the veterans among your Marsland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marsland lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Marsland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Marsland in 1944 was 24, and 94 in 2004.

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