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Nieland Surname Meaning

North German and Dutch: topographic name from Low German nie ‘new’ + land ‘land’ denoting newly reclaimed marshland or a habitational name from any of the places so named in Schleswig-Holstein and Westphalia. Irish: variant of Nealon from Ó Nialláin.

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

Similar surnames: Neeland, Newland, Rieland, Wieland, Nyland, Niland, Norland, Island

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Where is the Nieland family from?

You can see how Nieland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nieland family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nieland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 24 Nieland families living in Iowa. This was about 17% of all the recorded Nieland's in USA. Iowa and 1 other state had the highest population of Nieland families in 1880.
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What did your Nieland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nieland. 51% of Nieland men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Nieland women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nieland were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Cashier
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 865 immigration records available for the last name Nieland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nieland. For the veterans among your Nieland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nieland lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Nieland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nieland in 1960 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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