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Landon Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained. Possibly, as Black suggests, a reduced form of Langdon. French: from the old Germanic personal name element Lando (see Land), via the oblique case, Landonis.

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

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 the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 204 Landon families living in Ontario. This was about 77% of all the recorded Landon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Landon families in 1911.
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What did your Landon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Landon. 46% of Landon men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Landon women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Landon were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Landon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Landon. For the veterans among your Landon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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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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