Walder Family History
Walder Name Meaning
English (Sussex): from Middle English walder welder wolder ‘dweller in the wooded region or upland’. Compare Waldman This type of formation where the suffix -er is added to a topographic term is mainly found in southern England especially in Sussex Surrey and Kent. English (Sussex): from the Middle English personal name Walder (Old English Wealdhere from weald ‘power rule’ + here ‘army’) the English counterpart of the Norman French name which gives rise to the much more frequent Walter . German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Wald or a topographic name for someone who lived in a forest or wood Middle High German walt.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022