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Landen Family History

Landen Surname Meaning

Swedish (Landén): ornamental name composed of the element land ‘land territory’ + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Compare Landin .

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


Similar surnames: Linden, Landin, Sanden, Lander, Lindeen, Lande, Loden, Lunden, Linde

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Where is the Landen family from?

You can see how Landen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Landen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Landen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 70 Landen families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Landen's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Landen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Landen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Landen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Horse Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Landen. 100% of Landen men worked as a Horse Driver and 84% of Landen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Horse Driver
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Retired
    4%
  • Civil Servant Clerk C A
    4%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Landen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Landen 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 Landen. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Landen. For the veterans among your Landen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Landen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Landen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Landen in 1947 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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