When Johannes Walder was born on 28 July 1751, in Hurnen, Horben, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Hans Adam Walder, was 44 and his mother, Barbara Graf, was 42. He died on 4 June 1752, in his hometown, at the age of 0.
English (Sussex): from Middle English walder, welder, wolder ‘dweller in the wooded region or upland’. Compare Waldman 3. This type of formation, where the suffix -er is added to a topographic term, is mainly found in southern England, especially in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
English (Sussex): from the Middle English personal name Walder (Old English Wealdhere, from weald ‘power, rule’ + here ‘army’), the English counterpart of the Norman French name which gives rise to the much more frequent Walter .
German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Wald, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a forest or wood, Middle High German walt.
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