Alander Family History
Alander Name Meaning
Swedish:: ornamental topographic or habitational name from al ‘alder’ (also from placenames containing this word) + the suffix -ander derived from Greek anēr (genitive andros) ‘man’. (Ålander): habitational name for someone from the Åland Islands in Finland. This surname is also found in Finland. (Ålander): ornamental topographic or habitational name from å ‘stream creek’ (also from the placename Å of the same meaning in the province of Östergötland) + -lander a hybrid suffix from land ‘land’ and -ander derived from Greek anēr (genitive andros) ‘man’. Compare Olander .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022