Last name origins & meanings:
- English, Scottish, Dutch, German, and Swedish: from the
personal name Sander, a reduced form of Alexander.
- German: topographic name for someone who lived on sandy soil,
from Sand 1 + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
- Norwegian: habitational name from any of seven farmsteads so named
in southeastern Norway, from the indefinite plural form of Old Norse
sandr ‘sand’, ‘sandy plain’, ‘beach’.
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