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Markland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Wigan (now in Greater Manchester). The placename appears to derive from Old English mearc ‘mark boundary’ + lanu ‘lane narrow road’.

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


Similar surnames: Marland, Marsland, Morland, Ackland, Markman, Garland, Kirkland

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Where is the Markland family from?

You can see how Markland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Markland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Markland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 13 Markland families living in British Columbia. This was about 39% of all the recorded Markland's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Markland families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Markland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Markland ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Markland. 43% of Markland men worked as a Farmer. .

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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%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Labourer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Markland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Markland 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 Markland. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Markland. For the veterans among your Markland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Markland lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Markland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Markland in 1952 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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