First name origins & meanings:

  1. Anglo-Saxon: Rough land
  2. German: Famous throughout the land
  3. American: Masculine

First name variations: Landes, Landice, Landise, Landly, Landus, Landis, Landow, Lando

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English and German: topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, ‘land’, ‘territory’. This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.
  2. English: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest glade, Middle English, Old French la(u)nde, or a habitational name from Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in West Yorkshire, which are named with this word.
  3. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see 1 above).
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