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Eland Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Elland (Yorkshire) or Little Eland (Northumberland) both of which derive their names from Old English ēaland ‘cultivated land by water or a river’. Dutch: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements adel ‘noble’ + land ‘land’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Land, Oland, Bland, Erland, Ryland, Sand, Ueland, Meland, Ewald, Hand

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Where is the Eland family from?

You can see how Eland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Eland families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Eland's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Eland families in 1911.
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What did your Eland ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Eland. 100% of Eland men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Eland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eland 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eland. 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 956 military records available for the last name Eland. For the veterans among your Eland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eland lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Eland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Eland in 1957 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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