Meaning and Origin of: Callender

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational name for a person who finished freshly woven cloth by passing it between heavy rollers to compress the weave. The English term for such a worker, calender, is from Old French calandrier, calandreur, from the verb calandrer.
  • Scottish : variant spelling of Callander.
  • Variant spelling of German Kalander (see Kolander).