Watland Family History

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Watland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of eleven or so farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named Vatland, from Old Norse Vazland, a compound of vatn ‘water’, ‘lake’ + land ‘(piece of) land’.

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

Similar surnames: Calland, Wiland, Hetland, Varland, Ritland, Madland, Haaland, Netland

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Watland Family Origin

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Watland Family Occupations

What did your Watland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Watland family was Seamstress. Farm Servant and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Watland. The most common Watland occupation in Canada was Farm Servant. 33% of Watland's were Farm Servants.

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  • Farm Servant

  • Labourer

  • Seamstress


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

Watland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Watland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watland 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 357 immigration records available for the last name Watland. 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 255 military records available for the last name Watland. For the veterans among your Watland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Watland Life Expectancy

What is the average Watland lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Watland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Watland in 1954 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Watland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Watland 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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