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Wayland Name Meaning

English: from a Germanic personal name, Welond. English: habitational name for someone from a place called Wayland Hundred in Norfolk. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Weiland.

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


Similar surnames: Layland, Mayland, Boyland, Garland, Ragland, Ryland, Worland, Marland

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Wayland Family Origin

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Wayland Family Occupations

What did your Wayland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wayland family was Merchant. The most common Wayland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Wayland's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wayland.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Merchant

    2%

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

Wayland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wayland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wayland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wayland. 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 Wayland. For the veterans among your Wayland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wayland Life Expectancy

What is the average Wayland lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wayland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wayland in 1952 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wayland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wayland 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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