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Landon Name Meaning

English: altered form of Langdon . English: habitational name from Lavendon (Buckinghamshire) which is recorded as Laundone in 1232 and Lavenden alias Launden in 1639. The placename derives from the Old English personal name Lāfa (genitive Lāfan) + Old English denu ‘valley’. French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Lando a short form of compound names based on the element land ‘land territory’ via the oblique case Landonis. French: habitational name from a place so named (from a diminutive of lande ‘heath’) in Creuse.

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


Similar surnames: Lando, Randon, Landor, Lann, London, Landin, Laudon, Lindon, Lancon

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Where is the Landon family from?

You can see how Landon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Landon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Landon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 97 Landon families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Landon's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Landon families in 1891.
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What did your Landon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Landon. 20% of Landon men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Landon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Landon were Cotton Weaver and Housewife. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Bricklayer
    12%
  • Master Blacksmith
    8%
  • Cotton Weaver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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What is the average Landon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Landon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Landon in 1944 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

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