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Ryland Family History

Ryland Surname Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an area of land where rye was grown (Middle English rie ‘rye’ + land lond) or who lived at a place called Ryland with the same meaning. The singular form is often a later alteration of the plural form Rylands; see Roylance . Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads in Fjordane and Hordaland so named from an unexplained first element + land ‘(piece of) land farm’. Americanized form of German Reiland .

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

Similar surnames: Hyland, Nyland, Land, Byland, Erland, Rowland, Soland, Eland, Ragland

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Where is the Ryland family from?

You can see how Ryland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ryland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ryland families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 155 Ryland families living in Warwickshire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Ryland's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Ryland families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ryland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ryland ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ryland. 15% of Ryland men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Ryland women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ryland were Solicitor and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Wood Machinist
  • Solicitor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Ryland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryland 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ryland. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ryland. For the veterans among your Ryland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ryland lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ryland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ryland in 1953 was 44, and 63 in 2004.

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