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Lant Name Meaning

English: perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived by a long strip of ground, Middle English langet (a derivative of lang ‘long’).

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

Similar surnames: Lang, Land, Want, Lank, Lane, Plant, Last, Lunt, Gant, Lint

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Where is the Lant family from?

You can see how Lant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lant families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Lant families living in New York. This was about 47% of all the recorded Lant's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lant families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lant. 22% of Lant men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Lant women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lant were Carpenter and Servant.

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Lant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lant 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lant. 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 Lant. For the veterans among your Lant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lant lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lant in 1957 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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