Lander Family History
Lander Name 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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press