Last name: ELDER

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ELDER : This last name is indexed 157,158 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ELDER : 1: Scottish: distinguishing nickname from Middle English and Older Scots elder ‘parent; older senior person’ perhaps in some cases denoting the older of two bearers of the same personal name. It may have been used also to denote an elder of a church a senior and respected member of the congregation. Compare Senior.2: English: in southeastern England this may be a variant of Helder.3: Americanized form (translation into English) of German Elter which has the same meaning as 1 above.

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