Landers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
One of the earliest records of the family was Maurice de Londres (died 1166), an Anglo-Norman noble. He was a son of William de Londres (died 1131), who was one of the Twelve Knights of Glamorgan, and his wife Matilda. He founded All Saints' Church, Oystermouth and Ewenny Priory in 1141. The priory of Ewenny contains his tomb.
Early Origins of the Landers family
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. 
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. 
Early History of the Landers family
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Landers Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Landers, Lander, Landes, Landis, Landor and others.
Early Notables of the Landers family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), English author of 'Imaginary Conversations' born on 30 Jan. 1775, was the eldest son of Walter Landor, by his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Savage. The Landors had been settled for some generations at Rugeley, Staffordshire. Their descendant's fancy ennobled his ancestry, and he believed, gratuitously as it seems, that one of his mother's ancestors was Arnold Savage, speaker of the House of Commons in the reign of Henry VII. The elder Landor was a physician, but after coming to his inheritance...
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In the United States, the name Landers is the 1,616th most popular surname with an estimated 19,896 people with that name. 
Migration of the Landers family to Ireland
Some of the Landers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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| Landers migration to the United States ||+|
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, who 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 migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Landers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Jabez Landers U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 
Landers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Landers, aged 40, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
- Catherine Landers, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
| Landers migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Landers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Richard Landers, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for life, transported aboard the "England"on 28th April 1826, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Sarah Landers, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"
- Isabella Landers, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies" 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Landers (post 1700) ||+|
- Harry Landers (1921-2018), born Harry Sorokin, an American character actor, best known for his recurring role as Dr. Ted Hoffman on the television series Ben Casey
- 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
- 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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