Essex Ligeandune c.1000, Leienduna 1086 (Domesday Book). Probably hill by a stream called Lea’. Lost Celtic river-name
(possibly meaning light river’) + Old English dn.
At the time of the first national census in 1801 the total
population of Laindon stood at 242. In 1901 it had reached 408, and by 1931 the population had risen to 4,552.