Layland Family History

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Layland Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Leyland in Lancashire (recorded in Domesday Book as Lailand), or from Laylands in Yorkshire; both are named from Old English l?ge ‘untilled ground’ + land ‘land’, ‘estate’. In some cases the name may be topographical.

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


Similar surnames: Mayland, Marland, Wayland, Hoyland, Harland, Ryland, Darland, Calland

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Layland Family Origin

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Layland Family Occupations

What did your Layland ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Layland. 4% of Layland men worked as a General Labourer and 49% of Layland women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Layland were Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Colliery Hewer
    2%
  • Showman Travelling
    2%
  • Cotton Weaver
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    49%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

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

Layland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Layland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Layland 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Layland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Layland. For the veterans among your Layland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Layland Life Expectancy

What is the average Layland lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Layland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Layland in 1951 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layland 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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