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

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Land Family Occupations

What did your Land ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Land. 9% of Land men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Land women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Land were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Land Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 158,000 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 39,000 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 73,000 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.

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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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