Harland Family History

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Harland Name Meaning

English (mainly northeastern): habitational name from any of various minor places (including perhaps some now lost) named from Old English har ‘gray’, hara ‘hare’, or hær ‘rock’, ‘tumulus’ + land ‘tract of land’, ‘estate’, ‘cultivated land’, notably Harland in Kirkbymoorside. North Yorkshire, which is named from hær + land. This surname has been present in northern Ireland since the 17th century. French (Normandy): nickname for someone given to stirring up trouble, from the present participle of medieval French hareler ‘to create a disturbance’.

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


Similar surnames: Garland, Marland, Darland, Hartland, Norland, Haaland, Varland

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Harland Family Origin

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Harland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harland. A less common occupation for the Harland family was Annuitant. The most common Harland occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Harland's were Farmers.

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Harland Historical Records

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Harland Life Expectancy

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