Mader Family History
Mader Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a dyer or seller of dye, from Middle English mad(d)er ‘madder’ (Old English mædere), a pink to red dye obtained from the roots of the madder plant. German and Dutch (Mader, Mäder): occupational name for a reaper or mower, Middle High German mader, mæder, Middle Dutch mader. French (southwestern and southeastern): metonymic occupational name for a carpenter.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press