Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Harlander Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

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.

No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network