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The LANDER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,896 6403 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 1,574 3677 0.003 31
Change since 1880 +3322 -2726 -0.001 -13
Other Countries
Australia 581 2795 0.004 36
United Kingdom 2,476 2471 0.005 54
Top States for LANDER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 514 5512 0.002 15
Pennsylvania 473 3256 0.004 39
New York 369 5273 0.002 19
Florida 353 5636 0.002 22
Texas 319 6164 0.002 15
Top States for LANDER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 103 2179 0.008 81
North Dakota 28 4073 0.004 44
Pennsylvania 473 3256 0.004 39
Vermont 21 4462 0.003 34
Massachusetts 208 4128 0.003 33


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LANDER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LANDER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LANDER in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LANDER by picking someone at random in Maine than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LANDER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LANDER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LANDER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LANDER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 346 7.07
White (Hispanic) 155 3.17
Mixed Race 50 1.02
Native American/Alaskan 42 0.86
Asian/Pacific 26 0.53
White (Caucasian) 4,277 87.36

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LANDER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LANDER in historical publications

(origin: Welsh) Llandir. Glebe lands belonging to a parish church, or land containing mineral ore.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

LANDER. In Cornw.all and Devon the man who is stationed at the mouth of the shaft of a mine to receive the kibble or bucket. The Landers, well-known as African explorers, were natiA'es of Cornwall. But see Landor.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to LANDER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LANDER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LANDER

The following words are slight variants of LANDER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.