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Ackland Family History

Ackland Name Meaning

habitational name from Acland Barton in Landkey, Devon, named with the Old English personal name Acca + Old English lanu ‘lane’. habitational name from a minor place named from Old English ac ‘oak’ + land ‘land’. One such was in Oxfordshire.

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


Similar surnames: Ashland, Eckland, Markland, Buckland, Lackland, Rowland, Acklin

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Where is the Ackland family from?

You can see how Ackland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ackland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ackland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 61 Ackland families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Ackland's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ackland families in 1911.
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What did your Ackland ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ackland. 43% of Ackland men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Ackland women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ackland were Student and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Clerk
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Student
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    38%
  • Student
    38%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Ackland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ackland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ackland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ackland. For the veterans among your Ackland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ackland lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ackland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Ackland in 1956 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

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