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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.

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The surname landers was 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

landers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Landers, who landed in Virginia in 1666

landers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

landers Settlers in 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
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landers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jabez Landers U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

landers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Landers, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • Catherine Landers, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland

landers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Landers, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"
  • Isabella Landers, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies"
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  • Sherman George Landers (1898-1994), American track and field athlete who competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Robert Landers (b. 1944), American cattle farmer and golfer
  • Muriel Landers (1921-1977), American actress, singer and dancer
  • Harry Landers (b. 1921), American character actor
  • Rodney Landers (b. 1986), American football player
  • Franklin Landers (1825-1901), U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Timothy Gerard Landers (b. 1956), American bass guitarist, composer and record producer
  • Judy Landers (b. 1958), American film and television actress
  • Lew Landers (1901-1962), prolific American film and television director
  • Audrey Landers (b. 1956), German American actress and singer
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Citations



  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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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