When James Galpin Land was born on 26 July 1860, in Cleburne, Alabama, United States, his father, John William Land, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Rutledge, was 25. He married Elizabeth Chandler on 1 January 1880, in Haralson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1900 and Ward Eight, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States in 1910. He died on 14 September 1929, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
English, German, and Dutch: topographic name from Old English, Middle Dutch land, Middle High German lant ‘land, territory’. This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.
English: topographic name from Middle English launde ‘glade’ (Old French land), or a habitational name from a place called with this word, such as Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in Yorkshire.
Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land, territory’ (see 1 above).
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