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Leander Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: humanistic form of Volkmann, a graecized form based on the Greek personal name Leandros (see Leandro).

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

Similar surnames: Lander, Sander, Alexander, Lender, Ander, Levander, Leandro, Mander

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Where is the Leander family from?

You can see how Leander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leander family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leander families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Leander families living in London. This was about 64% of all the recorded Leander's in the UK. London had the highest population of Leander families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leander surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leander ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Leander. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Leander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leander 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leander. 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 968 military records available for the last name Leander. For the veterans among your Leander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leander lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Leander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leander in 1956 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

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