Landau Family History

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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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Landau Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Landau name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Landau. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Landau Family Origin

Where is the Landau family from?

Landau Family Occupations

What did your Landau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Landau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Landau's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Varnisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Landau. A less common occupation for the Landau family was Bartender.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Varnisher

  • Bartender


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Landau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Landau Historical Records

What Landau family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Landau Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Landau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Landau ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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