Meaning and Origin of: Lander

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : Occupational name meaning “landowner”; also place name: Lander, Wyoming

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : topographic name from Middle High German lant, German Land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see Land 1), used originally to denote either someone who was a native of the area in which he lived, in contrast to a newcomer (see Neumann), or someone who lived in the countryside as opposed to a town.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : habitational name from either of two places called Landau (see Landau), Lande in Yiddish.
  • Dutch : from a Germanic personal name formed with land ‘land’ + hardu ‘strong’.
  • English : variant of Lavender.
  • Americanized form (translation) of French Terrien, found in New England.