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Landau Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from either of two places called Landau in the Palatinate and in Alsace named with Old High German lant ‘land territory’ + auwa ‘damp valley’. According to family history the Jewish surname originated from the Palatinate.

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

Similar surnames: Landa, Lander, Sandau, Lindau, Land, Landauer, Lande, Lando, Linda

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Where is the Landau family from?

You can see how Landau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Landau family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Landau families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 44 Landau families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 31% of all the recorded Landau's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Landau families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Landau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Landau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Landau. 31% of Landau men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Landau women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Landau were Accountant and Typist. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Proprietor
  • Accountant

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Landau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Landau 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Landau. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Landau. For the veterans among your Landau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Landau lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Landau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Landau in 1951 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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