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The name land arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The land family lived in Kent. Their surname, however, is a topographical reference which translates as the dweller at the launde and indicates that the original bearer once lived near an open wood.

land Early Origins



The surname land was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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land Spelling Variations


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land Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Land, Lande and others.

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land Early History


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land Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our land research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1210 is included under the topic Early land History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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land Early Notables (pre 1700)


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land Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early land Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name land or a variant listed above:

land Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Land settled in Boston with his wife Sarah in 1635
  • George Land, aged 22, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Sarah Land, aged 18, landed in New England in 1635
  • Svmon Land, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Edmund, James, Mary, Phillip, Richard, Thomas and William Land also settled in Virginia about 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

land Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martha Land, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Anton Land, who emigrated to America in 1709
  • Andanig Land, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Elisabeth Land came to Carolina in 1734
  • Richard Land, who landed in Maryland in 1740

land Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jan Land, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • John Land, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • John Banard Land, aged 22, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Herman Engelbert Land, aged 36, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • Diel Land, who arrived in America in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

land Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Robert Land Sr., U.E. ( b. 1736) from Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1779, then Hamilton, Ontario he enlisted in 1777 he ran dispatchs under General Clinton, married to Phebe Scott having 7 children, he did in 1818 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Abel Land U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Abel Land U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Abel Land Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Robert Land U.E. born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

land Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anne Land arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Francis Land arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • Samuel Land arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • Thomas Land arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • Joseph Land, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"

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Contemporary Notables of the name land (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name land (post 1700)



  • Edwin Herbert Land (1909-1991), American physicist, co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, inventor and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Michael Z. Land (b. 1961), American video game composer and musician, best known for his work with LucasArts
  • Harold Land (1928-2001), American tenor saxophonist
  • Harold de Vance Land (1928-2001), American hard bop and post-bop tenor saxophonist
  • Frank Land FBCS, British information systems researcher
  • Michael Francis Land (b. 1942), British professor of biology

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The land Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The land Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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