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Meaning and Origin of: Land

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Anglo-Saxon : Rough land
  • German : Famous throughout the land
  • American : Masculine

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and German : topographic name from Old English 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 for someone who lived in a forest glade, Middle English, Old French la(u)nde, or a habitational name from Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in West Yorkshire, which are named with this word.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see 1 above).