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Meland Family History

Meland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads mostly in southwestern Norway so named from Old Norse Methalland ‘the mid land’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Mæland (compare Maland ).

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


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

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Where is the Meland family from?

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

What did your Meland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meland. 31% of Meland men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Meland women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meland were Manager and Maid. .

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 2,000 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 Cards

There are 632 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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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.

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