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Re: name derivation-harlander
Posted by: Katharina Harlander Date: September 04, 2001 at 08:28:43
In Reply to: name derivation-harlander by charles harlander of 5

As far as I know the name has German (language) origins, geopraphically speaking the Austrian and/or Bavarian area. I've been told "har" was the old way they called flax (note the similarity to "hair") and "land" is how you understand it, but also country or countryside. There is a village called Harland near Vienna/Austria and in this area they used to grow flax to produce linen.


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