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Type Surname (from location)
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. /dø.la.lɑ̃.də/  [key·simplify]
Other Forms Formsde Lalande

Meaning & History

French surname, pronounced /dølalɑ̃də/, which means "from the moor", "from the heath". Famous bearer Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726), French baroque composer and organist nicknamed "the Latin Lully", changed its spelling in "de Lalande" in order to give it aristocratic looks.
Added 3/8/2020 by Harmonide
Edited 3/18/2020 by Mike C