Marland Family History

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Marland Name Meaning

English (southern Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Rochdale, named from Old English mere ‘lake’, ‘pool’ + land ‘tract of land’, ‘estate’, ‘cultivated land’. There may also have been some confusion with Markland. Dutch: habitational name from Maarland in Eijsden, Dutch Limburg. possibly a variant of Dutch Merlan, from French merlan ‘whiting’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish.

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

Similar surnames: Garland, Harland, Marsland, Mayland, Darland, Markland, Morland

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Marland Family Origin

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Marland Family Occupations

What did your Marland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Marland occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Marland's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Marland family was Iron Moulder. Coal Miner, Cotton Weaver and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marland.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Labourer

  • Iron Moulder


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Marland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Marland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marland 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 Marland. 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 Marland. For the veterans among your Marland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marland Life Expectancy

What is the average Marland lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Marland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Marland in 1953 was 47, and 54 in 2004.

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