||Re: Orgin and meaning of Landrey
||Jim Young (guest, 188.8.131.52)
||September 1, 2006 at 7:25:56 AM
||Orgin and meaning of Landrey by lama
Most likely origin, from the Old Germanic given name Landric, land+rule.
A second explanation is given in Reaney and Wilson's "Dictionary of English Surnames": "worker in a wash-house". They cite the example of Robert de la Lauendrie in Somerset in 1278. I don't know what wash-house means - bath-house or laundry? Obviously the word is cognate with the latter.
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