Maitland Family History

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Maitland Name Meaning

Scottish and English: of uncertain origin, possibly a nickname for an ungracious individual, from Anglo-Norman French maltalent, mautalent ‘bad temper’ (Late Latin malum ‘bad’ + talentum ‘inclination’, ‘disposition’). However, there is a place called Mautalant in Pontorson, France, which was named for its unproductive soil, and this may well be a partial source of the surname, particularly in Scotland where many historical examples of the name are written with the preposition de. The present spelling is the result of a contracted pronunciation and folk etymological identification with the common topographic element land.

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


Similar surnames: Marland, Hartland, Markland, Mayland, Ashland, Morland, Marsland

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Maitland Family Origin

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Maitland Family Occupations

What did your Maitland ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Maitland. 58% of Maitland men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Maitland women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maitland were Motor Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Motor Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%

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

Maitland Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Maitland. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Maitland. For the veterans among your Maitland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maitland Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Maitland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Maitland in 1943 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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