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Soland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads in southwestern Norway, probably so named from the Old Norse personal name Sóli + land ‘farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Voland, Moland, Boland, Erland, Ryland, Solano, Rowland, Odland

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Where is the Soland family from?

You can see how Soland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Soland families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Soland family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Soland's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Soland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Soland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Soland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Soland. 39% of Soland men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Soland women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soland were Janitor and Student Nurse.

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Janitor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    30%
  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Housework
    20%
  • Student Nurse
    20%
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What Soland family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Soland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soland 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 769 immigration records available for the last name Soland. 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 509 military records available for the last name Soland. For the veterans among your Soland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soland lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Soland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Soland in 1956 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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