Moreland Family History

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Moreland Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various places, notably in the Borders region and in Kinross, named Moreland, from Old English mor ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘moor’ + land ‘land’.

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

Similar surnames: Morland, Borland, Marsland, Copeland, Norland, Marland, Loveland

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Moreland Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moreland name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moreland. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Moreland Family Origin

Where is the Moreland family from?

Moreland Family Occupations

What did your Moreland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Moreland family was Ag. Lab.. The most common Moreland occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Moreland's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moreland.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag. Lab.


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

Moreland Historical Records

What Moreland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Moreland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moreland 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Moreland. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Moreland. For the veterans among your Moreland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moreland Life Expectancy

What is the average Moreland lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Moreland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Moreland in 1941 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moreland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moreland 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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