This is an early German locational name which derives from "Landaver" or "Londow" and describes either a countryman i.e. one who lives in the country as opposed to a town dweller. The name in its various spellings was originally found in Alsace, an area which has been continually under invasion from either France or Germany. The name recordings in England are found as Lander, Londer and Londors, the latter being an anglicized variant which appears to have introduced an intrusive 's' purely as an aid to dialectual pronounciation, although it is possible that it has some patronymic i.e. "son of Londer" origination. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Londors, which was dated 1792, married Sara Reeves at Christchurch, Spitalfields, during the reign of King George 111, known as "Farmer George", 1760 - 1820. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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