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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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Lander Family Origin

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Lander Family Occupations

What did your Lander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Lander's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lander. A less common occupation for the Lander family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Lander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lander 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 642 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Lander Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lander 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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