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Land Family History

Land Name Meaning
English and German: topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, ‘land’, ‘territory’. This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.English: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest glade, Middle English, Old French la(u)nde, or a habitational name from Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in West Yorkshire, which are named with this word.Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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178,031 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
71,471 Military Records
37,561 Immigration Records
146,025 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Land Families

  • Number of Land families
     116 - 230
     39 - 115
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Land families
     349 - 695
     117 - 348
     1 - 116
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Land families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Land Family Origin

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Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Land Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Land families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Land

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Land Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Land census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Land ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Land Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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