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Where did the Irish lawliss family come from? What is the Irish lawliss family crest and coat of arms? When did the lawliss family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the lawliss family history?The surname lawliss is derived from the Old English word "laweles," which means "lawless" and is ultimately derived from the Old English word "laghles," which means "outlaw." As a surname, lawliss came from a nickname for a person who was an outlaw, or was uncontrolled or unrestrained. The Gaelic form of the surname lawliss is Laighléis.
During the lifetime of an individual person, his name was often spelt by church officials and medieval scribes the way it sounded. An examination of the many different origins of each name has revealed many spelling variations for the name: Lawless, Lovelace, Lovelass, Loveless and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawliss research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1st , 1564, 1634, 1610, 1626, 1616, 1670, 1641, 1693, 1735, 1799, 1st , 1789, 1621 and 1675 are included under the topic Early lawliss History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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During the middle of the 19th century, Irish families often experienced extreme poverty and racial discrimination in their own homeland under English rule. Record numbers died of disease and starvation and many others, deciding against such a fate, boarded ships bound for North America. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Unfortunately, many of those Irish that arrived in Canada or the United States still experienced economic and racial discrimination. Although often maligned, these Irish people were essential to the rapid development of these countries because they provided the cheap labor required for the many canals, roads, railways, and other projects required for strong national infrastructures. Eventually the Irish went on to make contributions in the less backbreaking and more intellectual arenas of commerce, education, and the arts. Research early immigration and passenger lists revealed many early immigrants bearing the name lawliss: James Lawless who settled in Virginia in 1739; Daniel, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Miles, Patrick and Walter Lawless, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860.
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: Virtute et numine
Motto Translation: By virtue and prudence.
The lawliss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawliss 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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