Sutherland Family History

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Sutherland Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the former county of this name, so named from Old Norse suðr ‘south’ + land ‘land’ because the territory lay south of Scandinavia and the Norse colonies in the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Litherland, Sunderland, Helland, Erland, Hetland, Sweetland, Rutland

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Sutherland Family Origin

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Sutherland Family Occupations

What did your Sutherland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sutherland. The most common Sutherland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Sutherland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sutherland family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Sutherland Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Sutherland ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Sutherland Life Expectancy

What is the average Sutherland lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Sutherland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sutherland in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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