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Alander Family History

Alander Name Meaning

Swedish:: ornamental topographic or habitational name from al ‘alder’ (also from placenames containing this word) + the suffix -ander derived from Greek anēr (genitive andros) ‘man’. (Ålander): habitational name for someone from the Åland Islands in Finland. This surname is also found in Finland. (Ålander): ornamental topographic or habitational name from å ‘stream creek’ (also from the placename Å of the same meaning in the province of Östergötland) + -lander a hybrid suffix from land ‘land’ and -ander derived from Greek anēr (genitive andros) ‘man’. Compare Olander .

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

Similar surnames: Lander, Glander, Olander, Elander, Alexander, Mander, Wander

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Where is the Alander family from?

You can see how Alander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alander family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alander families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Alander family living in Georgia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Alander's in USA. Georgia and 3 other states had the highest population of Alander families in 1840.
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What did your Alander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Alander. 22% of Alander men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Alander women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alander were Labor and Cook. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Alander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alander 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 939 immigration records available for the last name Alander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 237 military records available for the last name Alander. For the veterans among your Alander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alander lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Alander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Alander in 1955 was 61, and 66 in 2004.

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