Bland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Bland, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm’, ‘commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation. The modern English adjective bland did not come into English (from Latin) until the 15th century, and is therefore unlikely to have given rise to surnames. French: nickname from Old French blant ‘flattering’ (Latin blandus).

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


Similar surnames: Boland, Land, Brand, Blond, Eland, Plant, Blanc, Byland, Blend, Band

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Bland Family Origin

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Bland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • School

    5%

In 1881, the most common Bland occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Bland's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bland. A less common occupation for the Bland family was School.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Bland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bland in 1943 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bland

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