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

What did your Sutherland ancestors do for a living?

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

View Census data for Sutherland | Data not to scale

  • Fisherman

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Crofter

    6%
  • Labourer

    2%

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

Sutherland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sutherland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sutherland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Sutherland

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sutherland. 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 Sutherland. For the veterans among your Sutherland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sutherland Life Expectancy

What is the average Sutherland lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sutherland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sutherland in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sutherland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sutherland 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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