Lender History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Lender 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 Lender 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 Lender was an occupational name for a grower of lavender. Looking back further, we find the name Lender was originally from the Old English word lavendier, which indicated someone of that profession.
Early Origins of the Lender family
The surname Lender 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 Lender family
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Lender Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Landers, Lander, Landes, Landis, Landor and others.
Early Notables of the Lender family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lender family to Ireland
Some of the Lender family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 208 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lender migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lender Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Lender, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 
Lender Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Faucoin Lender, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1819 
- John H Lender, who landed in Mississippi in 1843 
- Jacob Lender, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 
- Peter Lender, who arrived in Nebraska in 1874 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)