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Okland Surname Meaning

Norwegian (Økland): habitational name from any of about 10 farmsteads named Økland or Aukland from a first element related to auka ‘increase’ + land ‘land’ i.e. a farm where the land under cultivation has been increased.

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


Similar surnames: Odland, Osland, Opland, Ohland, Oland, Ryland, Nyland, Borland, Land

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Where is the Okland family from?

You can see how Okland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okland family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Okland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Okland families living in Devon. This was 100% of all the recorded Okland's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Okland families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Okland. 56% of Okland men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Okland women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okland were Farm Hand and House Work. .

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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
    56%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farm Hand
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    30%
  • Teacher
    30%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • House Work
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Okland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okland 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Okland. 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 343 military records available for the last name Okland. For the veterans among your Okland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okland lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Okland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Okland in 1962 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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