Lord Baltimore founded Maryland in 1788. That's why Baltimore, Maryland is called what it is.
Religious freedom was the main reason for people coming to Maryland. Following closely behind by wanting more land.
Some of the area was mainly swamps. They went fishing here, with mainly warm and mild weather it was great weather. The colony of Maryland also had long rivers, fertile soil, forests and hilly coastal plains.
One of the major jobs was tobacco farming, the colonists had to harvest it. They traded with the Native Americans. They also harvested rice, cotton, indigo(dye), lumber, furs and farm products.
Created with images by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "The colonies in 1660, Virginia, Maryland, and the Dutch and Swedish settlements on the Delaware showing extent and dates of settlement"