Hartland Family History

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Hartland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hartland in Devon, named in Old English as ‘estate (land) on the hart (heorot) peninsula (teg)’. The surname is now most frequent in the West Midlands and it may be that another, now lost, source is also involved.

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

Similar surnames: Harland, Marland, Haviland, Garland, Eastland, Darland, Marsland

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Hartland Family Origin

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Hartland Family Occupations

What did your Hartland ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Hartland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hartland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartland 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hartland. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hartland. For the veterans among your Hartland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hartland Life Expectancy

What is the average Hartland lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hartland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Hartland in 1960 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hartland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hartland 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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