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Landis Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: nickname for a highwayman or for someone who lays waste to the land, Middle High German landoese.

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


Similar surnames: Lander, Land, Lantis, Lavis, Lands, Alanis, Andis, Landt, Lande

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Where is the Landis family from?

You can see how Landis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Landis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Landis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 227 Landis families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 78% of all the recorded Landis's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Landis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Landis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Landis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Landis. 15% of Landis men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Landis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Landis were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Landis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Landis 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Landis. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Landis. For the veterans among your Landis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Landis lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Landis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Landis in 1941 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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