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CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 3/11/2017
Meaning & History
Respelling of German Elender
, a nickname for a stranger or newcomer, from Middle High German ellende
‘strange’, ‘foreign’, or a habitational name for someone from any of twenty places named Elend, denoting a remote settlement, as for example in the Harz Mountains or in Carinthia, Austria.