Landon Family History

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Landon Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained. Possibly, as Black suggests, a reduced form of Langdon. French: from the old Germanic personal name element Lando (see Land), via the oblique case, Landonis.

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

Similar surnames: Lando, Randon, Landor, Lann, London, Landin, Laudon, Lindon, Lancon

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Landon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Landon name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Landon Family Origin

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Landon Family Occupations

What did your Landon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Landon family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Landon. The most common Landon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Landon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Landon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Landon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Landon 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Landon. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Landon. For the veterans among your Landon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Landon Life Expectancy

What is the average Landon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Landon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Landon in 1944 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Landon 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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