Moder Family History
Moder Name Meaning
German: variant of Mader ‘reaper’. This surname is also found in Poland (also in the senses 2 and 3 below) Czechia and Slovakia. North German: nickname from Middle Low German moder ‘mother’. North German: metonymic occupational name for a farmer or horse dealer from Middle Low German moder ‘mare’. South German: topographic name from Middle High German moder ‘wetland marsh’. Slovenian: nickname for a wise man from moder ‘wise prudent’. The surname may also be originating from the homonym moder ‘blue’ and thus denoting someone with a bluish complexion resulting from poor circulation. Swedish (Modér): ornamental name probably from mo ‘sandy heath’ + the suffix -(d)ér derived from Latin -(d)erius.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022