Eder Family History
Eder Name Meaning
South German: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of bare uncultivated land from Middle High German (o)ed(e) ‘wasteland’; or a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called with this element (Ed Edt Oedt). This surname is also found in Czechia. German: in the Alemannic and Low German areas also a topographic name from Middle High German eter Middle Low German eder ‘(woven) fence enclosure around a farmstead settlement or field’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022