Norland Family History

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Norland Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English north ‘north’ + land ‘land’, or a habitational name from Norland in West Yorkshire, named with Old English norð ‘north’ + land ‘land’, ‘estate’, ‘district’, ‘part of a settlement’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead so named, from Old Norse nord ‘north’ + land ‘land’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Morland, Nordland, Borland, Nodland, Forland, Harland, Rowland

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Norland Family Origin

Where is the Norland family from?

Norland Family Occupations

What did your Norland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Brewers Labourer and Coachman 6/2 were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Norland. The most common Norland occupation in the UK was Brewers Labourer. 50% of Norland's were Brewers Labourers.

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  • Brewers Labourer

  • Coachman 6/2


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

Norland Historical Records

What Norland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Norland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norland 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Norland. 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 652 military records available for the last name Norland. For the veterans among your Norland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Norland Life Expectancy

What is the average Norland lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Norland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Norland in 1957 was 57, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Norland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Norland 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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