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Lans Family History

Lans Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name Lans a short form of Lambrecht (see Lambert ). Swedish: soldier's name from lans ‘lance’. Compare Lantz .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Jans, Hans, Lins, Lann, Lais, Lang, Lano, Jank, Laas, Laws

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Where is the Lans family from?

You can see how Lans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lans families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lans family living in Maryland. This was about 25% of all the recorded Lans's in USA. Maryland and 3 other states had the highest population of Lans families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lans surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lans. 24% of Lans men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Lans women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lans were Mechanic and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lans 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lans. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lans. For the veterans among your Lans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lans lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Lans in 1962 was 62, and 86 in 2004.

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