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Hoyland Name Meaning

English (South Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places in South Yorkshire named with Old English hoh ‘hill spur’ + land ‘(cultivated) land’. English: variant of Holland 1. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in southwestern Norway, named in Old Norse as Heyland, from hey ‘hay’ + land ‘(piece of) land’.

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


Similar surnames: Holland, Hovland, Boyland, Hyland, Norland, Ryland, Boland, Haaland

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Where is the Hoyland family from?

You can see how Hoyland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoyland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoyland families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 853 Hoyland families living in Yorkshire. This was about 73% of all the recorded Hoyland's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hoyland families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoyland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoyland ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hoyland. 10% of Hoyland men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 71% of Hoyland women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoyland were Incapacitated and Private Means.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
    10%
  • Builders Labourer
    10%
  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Hoyland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoyland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoyland. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hoyland. For the veterans among your Hoyland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoyland lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hoyland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hoyland in 1954 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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