When Joseph Land was born on 14 August 1848, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, his father, Jackson Land, was 30 and his mother, Lois Harryman, was 32. He married Martha Berta Crooks on 10 June 1866, in Argyle, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Adams, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Farmers Valley Township, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 14 October 1911, in Marquette, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Hamilton, Nebraska, 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).