Sander Family History
Sander Name Meaning
English (Cumberland) Dutch German and Swedish: from the personal name Sander a shortened form of Alexander . Compare Saunders . German: topographic name for someone who lived on sandy soil from Sand 1 + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. Norwegian: habitational name from any of the seven farmsteads so named in southeastern Norway from the indefinite plural form of Old Norse sandr ‘sand sandy plain beach’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press