land History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the land family

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.

Important Dates for the land family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our land research. Another 63 words (4 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.

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.

Early Notables of the land family (pre 1700)

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land migration to the United States

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, who settled in Boston with his wife Sarah in 1635
  • George Land, aged 22, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]
  • Sarah Land, aged 18, who landed in New England in 1635 [1]
  • Svmon Land, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]
  • Edmund, James, Mary, Phillip, Richard, Thomas and William Land also, who 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 [1]
  • Anton Land, who immigrated to America in 1709
  • Andanig Land, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Elisabeth Land, who settled in Carolina in 1734
  • Richard Land, who landed in Maryland in 1740 [1]
land Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jan Land, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • John Land, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • John Banard Land, aged 22, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Herman Engelbert Land, aged 36, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Diel Land, who arrived in America in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

land migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [2]
  • Mr. Abel Land U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Abel Land U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Abel Land Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Robert Land U.E. born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

land migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

land Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Anne Land, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [3]
  • Francis Land, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849 [4]
  • Samuel Land, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849 [4]
  • Thomas Land, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849 [4]
  • Joseph Land, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast" [5]

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
  • Theodore Land (1936-2018), American businessman and politician, Member of the Georgia State Senate (1979-1991)
  • 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
  • John H. Land (b. 1920), American politician, Mayor of Apopka, Florida, 1950-67, 1971-
  • John H. Land, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1950
  • John III Land, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1996, 2000
  • Grover C. Land, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1950
  • Eugene F. Land, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The LOUISA BAILLIE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849LouisaBaillie.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEADFAST 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/steadfast1852.shtml
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