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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.
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. 
Spelling variations of this family name include: Landers, Lander, Landes, Landis, Landor and others.
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 United States in the 17th Century
- Wm 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
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, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork
- Catherine Landers, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork
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"
- 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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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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