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Moreland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Morland (Westmorland) derived from Old Norse mór ‘moor marsh’ + lundr ‘grove’. English: from Middle English more ‘moor marsh fen’ + land ‘land’ either topographic for someone who lives on moorland or habitational name from one or other of the many minor places with this name. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murghaláin ‘son of Murghalán’ a personal name based on a diminutive of Murghal which is composed of elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘valour’. Compare Murley .

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


Similar surnames: Morland, Borland, Marsland, Copeland, Norland, Marland, Loveland

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Where is the Moreland family from?

You can see how Moreland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moreland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moreland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Moreland families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 12% of all the recorded Moreland's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Moreland families in 1840.
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What did your Moreland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moreland. 19% of Moreland men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Moreland women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moreland were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Moreland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moreland 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Moreland. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Moreland. For the veterans among your Moreland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moreland lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Moreland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Moreland in 1941 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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