Ragland Family History

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Ragland Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English ragge ‘stone’ + land ‘land’, or a habitational name from a place named Ragland Coppice, in Corsley, Wiltshire, which is named with the local dialect word rag ‘small piece of woodland’.

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

Similar surnames: Garland, Ryland, Ringland, Rowland, Marland, Calland, Mayland

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Ragland Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ragland name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Ragland Family Origin

Where is the Ragland family from?

Ragland Family Occupations

What did your Ragland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Comcl Clerk, Joiner and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ragland. The most common Ragland occupation in the UK was Comcl Clerk. 25% of Ragland's were Comcl Clerks. A less common occupation for the Ragland family was Ship Carpenter.

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  • Comcl Clerk

  • Joiner

  • Mason

  • Ship Carpenter


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

Ragland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Ragland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ragland 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ragland. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Ragland. For the veterans among your Ragland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ragland Life Expectancy

What is the average Ragland lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ragland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ragland in 1947 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ragland 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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