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Lander Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from Middle High German lant, German Land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see Land 1), used originally to denote either someone who was a native of the area in which he lived, in contrast to a newcomer (see Neumann), or someone who lived in the countryside as opposed to a town. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from either of two places called Landau (see Landau), Lande in Yiddish. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name formed with land ‘land’ + hardu ‘strong’. English: variant of Lavender. Americanized form (translation) of French Terrien, found in New England.

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


Similar surnames: Lande, Gander, Mander, Sander, Wander, Linder, Zander, Ander, Lender

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Where is the Lander family from?

You can see how Lander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lander family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lander families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 25 Lander families living in Maine. This was about 27% of all the recorded Lander's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Lander families in 1840.
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What did your Lander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lander. 15% of Lander men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Lander women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lander were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Lander. 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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There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Lander. For the veterans among your Lander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lander lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lander in 1945 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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