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Origins Available: Borderlands, English

Where did the Borderlands laweson family come from? What is the Borderlands laweson family crest and coat of arms? When did the laweson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the laweson family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lawson, Laweson, McLawson, Maclawson and others.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laweson research. Another 202 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laweson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early laweson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the laweson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 252 words(18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Lawson, who arrived in Virginia in 1623.

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Leve et reluis
Motto Translation: Arise and re-illumine.

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  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The laweson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laweson 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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