Land Family History
Land Name Meaning
English German and Dutch: topographic name from Old English Middle Dutch 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 from Middle English launde ‘glade’ (Old French land) or a habitational name from a place called with this word such as Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in Yorkshire. Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads so named from Old Norse land ‘land territory’ (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press