Levander Family History

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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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Levander Family Origin

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Levander Family Occupations

What did your Levander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Levander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Levander's were Farmers. Farmer, House Painter and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Levander. A less common occupation for the Levander family was Shoe Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • House Painter

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Shoe Maker


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Levander Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 852 immigration records available for the last name Levander. 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 Card

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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Levander Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Levander ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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