Origins Available: English
lande is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The lande family lived in Kent
. Their surname, however, is a topographical reference which translates as the dweller at the launde
and indicates that the original bearer once lived near an open wood.
Early Origins of the lande family
The surname lande was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the lande family
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lande Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Land, Lande and others.
Early Notables of the lande family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lande family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name lande or a variant listed above:
lande Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Alice Lande, who settled in Virginia in 1671
lande Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Francis Lande, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1776
lande Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edde Lande, who arrived in New York, NY in 1870
lande Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Carl Fritz Lande, who settled in Illinois in 1917
lande Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Pierre Lande, who landed in Canada in 1647
Contemporary Notables of the name lande (post 1700)
- L. E. Lande, American politician, Delegate to Montana convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
- Jerome J. Lande, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1972; Presidential Elector for New York, 1972
- Ely Lande, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 27th District, 1938
- Lawrence Lande (1906-1998), Canadian Writer, Collector, Poet, and Bibliographer who devoted his life to collecting books and manuscripts
- Lawrence Montague Lande (b. 1906), Canadian who was the director of the Canadian Writers Foundation and the founder of the Lawrence Land Foundation for Canadian Historical Research