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Nyland Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish: habitational name from any of several farmsteads or places called with ny ‘new’ + land ‘(piece of) land farm’. The Swedish name may also be of ornamental origin. Dutch: variant mostly archaic or Americanized of Nijland a topographic name from nijland ‘newly cultivated land’. This form of the surname is also found in Germany (compare Nieland ). Compare also Neyland . Irish (Galway and Mayo): variant of Nealon .

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


Similar surnames: Ryland, Nylund, Hyland, Byland, Neeland, Land, Norland, Voland

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Where is the Nyland family from?

You can see how Nyland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nyland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Nyland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Nyland families living in Michigan. This was about 23% of all the recorded Nyland's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Nyland families in 1880.
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What did your Nyland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nyland. 22% of Nyland men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Nyland women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nyland were Miner and Teacher. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Nurse
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Nyland. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nyland. For the veterans among your Nyland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nyland lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nyland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Nyland in 1944 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

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