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Levander Name Meaning

Swedish (also common in Finland): ornamental name of various origins. One 19th century bearer of the name, a priest, took it from the name of his home farm, Hjärtungen, translating Swedish hjärta ‘heart’ into Hebrew lev and adding the suffix -ander, a derivative Greek andr- ‘man’. In another example, the surname was taken from Levene, a place in Västergötland province.

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


Similar surnames: Melander, Welander, Helander, Elander, Selander, Molander, Alexander

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Where is the Levander family from?

You can see how Levander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levander family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Levander families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Levander families living in London. This was about 90% of all the recorded Levander's in the UK. London had the highest population of Levander families in 1891.
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What did your Levander ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Levander. 67% of Levander 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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Levander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Levander 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 852 immigration records available for the last name Levander. 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 241 military records available for the last name Levander. For the veterans among your Levander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Levander lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Levander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Levander in 1961 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

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