Moder Family History
Moder Name Meaning
Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements moda ‘courage’ + heri, hari ‘army’. Slovak and Polish: from Middle High German mader ‘reaper’. Polish: from Middle Low German moder ‘mother’, ‘womb’, or ‘mare’. Slovenian: nickname for a wise man, from the adjective moder ‘wise’, ‘prudent’. Swedish (Modér): ornamental name, probably from mo ‘sandy heath’ + the surname suffix -(d)ér, derived from Latin -(d)erius.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press