Sutherland Family History

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Sutherland Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the former county of this name, so named from Old Norse suðr ‘south’ + land ‘land’ because the territory lay south of Scandinavia and the Norse colonies in the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Litherland, Sunderland, Helland, Erland, Hetland, Sweetland, Rutland

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Sutherland Family Origin

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Sutherland Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Crofter

    6%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sutherland family was Labourer. Fisherman, Farmer and Crofter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sutherland. The most common Sutherland occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 6% of Sutherland's were Fishermans.

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Sutherland Historical Records

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Sutherland Life Expectancy

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