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Where did the Scottish landers family come from? What is the Scottish landers family crest and coat of arms? When did the landers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the landers family history?

During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of landers was first used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the landers family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname landers was an occupational name for a grower of lavender. Looking back further, we find the name landers was originally from the Old English word lavendier, which indicated someone of that profession.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Landers, Lander, Landes, Landis, Landor and others.

First found in Bedfordshire, where Almaric de Landres held lands in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire in the 13th century. He originated in Burgundy, France with the spelling Landres which is also a commune today in Lorraine. The northern-eastern location of the name in France makes the Norman influence very probable. [1] At about the same time, Ysabelle la Lauendere was listed a census in 1253 and Ralf la Lavendered was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset in 1268. Thomas Launder was listed in Yorkshire in 1331 and later Elyzabeth Lander was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Staffordshire in 1524. [2]


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our landers research. Another 315 words(22 lines of text) covering the year 1550 is included under the topic Early landers History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early landers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the landers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

landers Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Wm Landers, who landed in Virginia in 1666

landers Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • William Landers and John Landers arrived in Philadelphia along with Michael in 1790

landers Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Landers, who landed in Maryland in 1824
  • Edward Landers, who arrived in New York, NY in 1829
  • Michael D Landers, who arrived in New York, NY in 1829
  • George Landers, who arrived in Maryland in 1833
  • Helen Landers, who landed in Maryland in 1834


  • Frank Landers, American Medical Officer
  • Frederick West Landers (1821-1862), American transcontinental explorer
  • Audrey Landers (b. 1956), German American actress and singer
  • Lew Landers (1901-1962), prolific American film and television director
  • Judy Landers (b. 1958), American film and television actress
  • Timothy Gerard Landers (b. 1956), American bass guitarist, composer and record producer
  • Franklin Landers (1825-1901), U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Rodney Landers (b. 1986), American football player
  • Harry Landers (b. 1921), American character actor
  • Muriel Landers (1921-1977), American actress, singer and dancer



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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The landers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The landers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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