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Where did the English lawderdale family come from? What is the English lawderdale family crest and coat of arms? When did the lawderdale family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the lawderdale family history?
The name, lawderdale, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Lauderdale, Latherdale, Lawderdale, Lauderdall, Lauderdal, Lorderdale and many more.
First found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in 1472 in Latherdale in West Berwickshire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawderdale research. Another 237 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1477 is included under the topic Early lawderdale History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early lawderdale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the lawderdale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the lawderdale surname who came to North America were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. Robert Lauderdale settled in New York in 1812..
The lawderdale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawderdale Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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