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Norland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Norland in Yorkshire. The placenames derive from Middle English north ‘north northern’ + lond land ‘land tract of land’ (Old English north land). Norwegian: variant of Nordland .

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


Similar surnames: Morland, Nordland, Borland, Nodland, Forland, Harland, Rowland

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Where is the Norland family from?

You can see how Norland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Norland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Norland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Norland families living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Norland's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Norland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Norland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Norland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Norland. 32% of Norland men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Norland women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norland were Farming and Clerk. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
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What Norland family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Norland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norland 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Norland. 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 652 military records available for the last name Norland. For the veterans among your Norland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Norland lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Norland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Norland in 1957 was 57, and 59 in 2004.

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