Meland Family History

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Meland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in southwestern Norway so named from Old Norse Meðalland ‘the mid land’.

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


Similar surnames: Ueland, Moland, Maland, Madland, Soland, Meling, Erland, Ryland

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Meland Family Origin

Where is the Meland family from?

Meland Family Occupations

What did your Meland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Meland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 82% of Meland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Meland family was Keeping House. Farmer and House Painter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Meland.

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  • Farmer

    82%
  • House Painter

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

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

Meland Historical Records

What Meland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Meland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meland. For the veterans among your Meland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meland Life Expectancy

What is the average Meland lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Meland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Meland in 1945 was 28, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meland 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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