Last name origins & meanings:
- English and German: topographic name from Old English
land, Middle High German lant, ‘land’, ‘territory’. This
had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to
denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an
- English: topographic name for someone who lived in a
forest glade, Middle English, Old French la(u)nde, or a
habitational name from Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in West
Yorkshire, which are named with this word.
- Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named, from Old
Norse land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see 1 above).
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