Yelland Family History

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Yelland Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): habitational name from any of several places named Yelland, as for example near Bideford, Devon, from Old English eald ‘old’ + land ‘land’.

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

Similar surnames: Helland, Selland, Felland, Belland, Medland, Newland, Calland

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Yelland Family Origin

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Yelland Family Occupations

What did your Yelland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yelland family was Dry Good Merchant. The most common Yelland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Yelland's were Farmers. Farmer, Brick & Stone Mason and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yelland.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick & Stone Mason

  • Carpenter

  • Dry Good Merchant


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

Yelland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Yelland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yelland 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Yelland. 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 Yelland. For the veterans among your Yelland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yelland Life Expectancy

What is the average Yelland lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Yelland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Yelland in 1955 was 28, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yelland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yelland 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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