Johan Arent Maeland was born in 1881, in Bergen, Norway as the son of Wøll Nilsen Maland. He married Brita Olavsdtr Steinsland in 1918, in Steinsland, Hosanger, Hordaland, Norway. He died in 1944, in Bergen, Norway, at the age of 63.
English (Lancashire): habitational name from Marland in Castleton (Lancashire), named from Old English mere ‘pool’ or (ge)mǣre ‘boundary, border’ + land ‘land’.
Dutch: habitational name from Maarland on Oost-Voorne (South Holland), now obsolete, or from Maarland in Eijsden (Dutch Limburg).