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Origin and popularity of the name EDER

Origin

Eder : 1: South German: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of bare uncultivated land from Middle High German (o)ed(e) ‘wasteland’; or a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called with this element (Ed Edt Oedt). This surname is also found in Czechia.2: German: in the Alemannic and Low German areas also a topographic name from Middle High German eter Middle Low German eder ‘(woven) fence enclosure around a farmstead settlement or field’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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    Variants of name EDER

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