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Watland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of eleven or so farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named Vatland, from Old Norse Vazland, a compound of vatn ‘water’, ‘lake’ + land ‘(piece of) land’.

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


Similar surnames: Calland, Wiland, Hetland, Varland, Ritland, Madland, Haaland, Netland

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Watland Family Origin

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Watland Family Occupations

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  • Farm Servant

    33%
  • Labourer

    33%
  • Seamstress

    33%

In 1881, Farm Servant and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Watland. A less common occupation for the Watland family was Seamstress. The most common Watland occupation in Canada was Farm Servant. 33% of Watland's were Farm Servants.

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Watland Historical Records

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Watland Life Expectancy

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