Land Name Meaning

English and German: topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, ‘land’, ‘territory’. This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate. English: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest glade, Middle English, Old French la(u)nde, or a habitational name from Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in West Yorkshire, which are named with this word. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Rand, Lande, Sand, Lind, Lund, Hand, Landa, Wand, Lane, Eland

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Land Family Origin

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Land Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Land occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Land's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Land family was Farm Labourer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Land.

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Land Historical Records

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Land Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Land life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Land in 1942 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Land

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