First name origin & meaning:
English: From me
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: of uncertain origin. It may be a nickname for a
beggar, from an agent derivative of maund ‘beg’ (probably from
Old French mendier, Late Latin mendicare); this word is
not attested before the 16th century, but may well have been in use
earlier. Alternatively it may be an occupational name for a maker of
baskets, from an agent derivative of Middle English maund
‘basket’ (Old French mande, of Germanic origin); or perhaps for
someone in some position of authority, from a shortened form of Middle
English coma(u)nder (from coma(u)nden ‘to command’).
- German: habitational name from places called Mandern, in
Hesse and the Rhineland.
- Belgian (van der Mander): habitational name from a place called Ter Mandere or Mandel, in West
Flanders, derived from the river name Mandel.
(Panjab): Sikh (Dogar, Jat) name of unknown meaning, based on the
names of clans in these communities.
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