Bland Family History

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Bland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Bland, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm’, ‘commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation. The modern English adjective bland did not come into English (from Latin) until the 15th century, and is therefore unlikely to have given rise to surnames. French: nickname from Old French blant ‘flattering’ (Latin blandus).

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

Similar surnames: Boland, Land, Brand, Blond, Eland, Plant, Blanc, Byland, Blend, Band

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Bland Family Origin

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Bland Family Occupations

What did your Bland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bland family was Annuitant. The most common Bland occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Bland's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bland.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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Bland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 217,000 census records available for the last name Bland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bland 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Bland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Bland. For the veterans among your Bland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bland Life Expectancy

What is the average Bland lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bland in 1943 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bland 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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