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Lansing Family History

Lansing Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lanso a pet form of ancient Germanic names composed with the element land- ‘land territory’.

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


Similar surnames: Lanning, Lanting, Hassing, Lensing, Jansing, Canning, Rensing, Landin

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Where is the Lansing family from?

You can see how Lansing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lansing family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lansing families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 141 Lansing families living in New York. This was about 91% of all the recorded Lansing's in USA. New York had the highest population of Lansing families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lansing surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lansing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lansing. 15% of Lansing men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Lansing women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lansing were New Worker and Housekeeper. .

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Lansing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lansing 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 Lansing. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Lansing. For the veterans among your Lansing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lansing lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lansing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lansing in 1944 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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