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Lander

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from Middle High German lant, German Land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see Land 1), used originally to denote either someone who was a native of the area in which he lived, in contrast to a newcomer (see Neumann), or someone who lived in the countryside as opposed to a town.
  2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from either of two places called Landau (see Landau), Lande in Yiddish.
  3. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name formed with land ‘land’ + hardu ‘strong’.
  4. English: variant of Lavender.
  5. Americanized form (translation) of French Terrien, found in New England.
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