Land

Recorded as Land, Lande, Landa, Lands, Landes, Landis, Laind, Laund, and others, this is an English, German, Scandanavian, surname. It has (in England) several possible origins. The first is topographical for someone who lived in the country, as opposed to a town, or on an estate. The derivation is from the pre 7th century word "land", meaning territory, used in the Middle Ages with the specialised senses mentioned above. The second origin is from the early medieval English for someone who lived in a forest glade. This is from the French word "launde". Thirdly it may be locational from Launde, a village in Leicestershire recorded as Landa in 1163, and hence an early source for the surname. Examplkes of the surname recording from surviving church registers include the marriage of Richard Land and Elizabeth Fuller at St. James's, Clerkenwell, city of London, in 1579, whilst George Lande and Sarah Lande, left from the Dorset port of Weymouth in March 1635, and are amongst the earliest bearers of the name to settle in New England. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas de la Lande, which was dated 1205, in the "Northamptonshire Pipe Rolls", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • land — land …   The Old English to English

  • land — land …   English to the Old English

  • Land- — Land …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Land — Land, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ] 1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Land ho — Land Land, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ] 1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • land — n 1: an area of the earth usu. inclusive of improvements, bodies of water, and natural or man made objects and extending indefinitely upward and downward compare air right 2: an estate, interest, or right in land land means both surface and… …   Law dictionary

  • Land — may refer to: The part of the Earth that is not covered by water Ecoregion Landscape Landform, physical feature comprises a geomorphological unit Land (economics), a factor of production comprising all naturally occurring resources Land law Real… …   Wikipedia

  • Land — (Pl. teils Länder, selten Lande; ahd. lant) steht für: den nicht von Wasser bedeckten Teil der Erdoberfläche, die Landfläche eine abgrenzbare, durch gemeinsame naturräumliche Merkmale bestimmte Region, Landstrich, siehe Landschaft ruraler,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • LAND — Le terme allemand das Land , neutre, revêt plusieurs significations. Il désigne la partie du globe terrestre qui n’est pas recouverte de lacs, de mers ni d’océans et permet de faire la distinction entre campagne (das Land) et ville (Stadt ); il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Land — /land/, n. Edwin Herbert, 1909 91, U.S. inventor and businessman: created the Polaroid camera. * * * I In economics, the resource that encompasses the natural resources used in production. In classical economics, the three factors of production… …   Universalium

  • Land — sehen: dem Ziele nahe sein, Aussicht haben, mit einer Sache zu Ende zu kommen. Die Redensart stammt von der Seefahrt. Klaus Groth (1819 99) schreibt in seiner Gedichtsammlung ›Quickborn‹ (Gesammelte Werke I,48): »Geld muss sin Vetter em gebn,… …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

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