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Land Name Meaning

English German and Dutch: topographic name from Old English Middle Dutch 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 from Middle English launde ‘glade’ (Old French land) or a habitational name from a place called with this word such as Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in Yorkshire. Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads so named from Old Norse land ‘land territory’ (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Rand, Lande, Sand, Lind, Lund, Hand, Landa, Wand, Lane, Eland

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Where is the Land family from?

You can see how Land families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Land family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Land families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 43 Land families living in Virginia. This was about 17% of all the recorded Land's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Land families in 1840.
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What did your Land ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Land. 18% of Land men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Land women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Land were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Maid
    5%
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What Land family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 158,000 census records available for the last name Land. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Land 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Land. 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 73,000 military records available for the last name Land. For the veterans among your Land ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Land lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Land life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Land in 1942 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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