Harland Family History

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Harland Name Meaning

English (mainly northeastern): habitational name from any of various minor places (including perhaps some now lost) named from Old English har ‘gray’, hara ‘hare’, or hær ‘rock’, ‘tumulus’ + land ‘tract of land’, ‘estate’, ‘cultivated land’, notably Harland in Kirkbymoorside. North Yorkshire, which is named from hær + land. This surname has been present in northern Ireland since the 17th century. French (Normandy): nickname for someone given to stirring up trouble, from the present participle of medieval French hareler ‘to create a disturbance’.

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


Similar surnames: Garland, Marland, Darland, Hartland, Norland, Haaland, Varland

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Harland Family Origin

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Harland Family Occupations

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  • School

    23%
  • Servant

    15%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Engine Driver

    8%

In 1881, the most common Harland occupation in Canada was School. 23% of Harland's were Schools. School, Servant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harland. A less common occupation for the Harland family was Engine Driver.

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