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Odland Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland from Old Norse Árland a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘(piece of) land farmstead’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the cognate Aadland .

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


Similar surnames: Osland, Okland, Opland, Nodland, Ohland, Land, Nyland, Island

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Where is the Odland family from?

You can see how Odland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Odland family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Odland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Odland families living in London. This was about 71% of all the recorded Odland's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Odland families in 1891.
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What did your Odland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Odland. 46% of Odland men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Odland women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Odland were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Odland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 344 military records available for the last name Odland. For the veterans among your Odland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Odland lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Odland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Odland in 1959 was 100, and 75 in 2004.

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