Niland Family History

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Niland Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scandinavian Nyland. Irish: variant of Nealon. Probably an altered spelling 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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Niland Family Origin

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Niland Family Occupations

What did your Niland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Niland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Niland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Niland family was Machinist. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niland.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Machinist


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

Niland Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Niland Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niland 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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