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Subject: Re: Orgin and meaning of Landrey
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: September 1, 2006 at 7:25 AM
Reply to: 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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