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Niland Name Meaning

Altered form of Norwegian and Swedish Nyland . Irish (Galway and Mayo): variant of Nealon . Probably also an altered form of German or Dutch Nieland .

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

Similar surnames: Nieland, Hiland, Miland, Nilan, Piland, Nyland, Noland, Deland

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Where is the Niland family from?

You can see how Niland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Niland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Niland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Niland family living in Alabama. This was 100% of all the recorded Niland's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Niland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Niland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Niland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Niland. 27% of Niland men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Niland women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Niland were Mechanic and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Niland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niland 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Niland. 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 Niland. For the veterans among your Niland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Niland lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Niland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Niland in 1954 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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