landen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the landen family

The surname landen was first found in Switzerland, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles suggest that the name did not always mean "von dem Land," that is "from the country-side," but, could also be either the mediaeval form of "Latte" (a crossbar) or refer to a boat landing.

Important Dates for the landen family

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landen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Landt, Lande, Landes, Landmann, Landtmann, Landman, Landtman, Lander, Landen, Landerer, Landers, Landmann and many more.

Early Notables of the landen family (pre 1700)

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landen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

landen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Landen, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]
  • John Landen, who arrived in Portsmouth, NH in 1640 [1]
landen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Landen, aged 21, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [1]

landen migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

landen Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Heman Landen U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Asa Landen U.E., "Landon" (b. 1736) born in Sailsbury, Litchfield, Conneticut, USA who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 married to Jerusha Grifface having 9 children, he died in 1814 Augusta Township, Grenville, Ontario [2]
  • Mr. Asa Landen Jr., U.E., "Landon" (b. 166) born in Sailsbury, Litchfield, Conneticut, USA who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 son of Asa Landen, married Elizabeth Bissell having 8 children, he died in 1822 Elizabeth Township [Elizabethtown-Kitley], Lenox & Addington, Ontario [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name landen (post 1700)

  • John Landen, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Jackson County 3rd District, 1865-66, 1871
  • Frank V. Landen, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1936
  • George Landen Dann (1904-1977), Australian playwright and writer, known for his plays In Beauty It Is Finished, Fountains Beyond, Caroline Chisholm and The Orange Grove, eponym of the George Landen Dann Award in 1992
  • Landen Gessell, Canadian playwright
  • Landen S. Langley, American politician, Delegate to South Carolina State Constitutional Convention from Beaufort County, 1868 [3]

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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