Land Family History

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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

Where is the Land family from?

Land Family Occupations

What did your Land ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

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

Land Historical Records

What Land family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Land. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Land 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Land. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Land. For the veterans among your Land ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Land Life Expectancy

What is the average Land lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Land

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Land 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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