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Where did the English lawther family come from? What is the English lawther family crest and coat of arms? When did the lawther family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the lawther family history?The surname lawther was originally the name of a place in ancient Berwickshire county, before it came to be the surname of this great family.
Although the name, lawther, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Lauder, Laudor, Lawder, Lawther, Leather, Lauther and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawther research. Another 245 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1057, 1297, 1298, 1311, 1516, 1611, 1646, and 1772 are included under the topic Early lawther History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lawther Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the lawther family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the lawther family name lawther, or who bore a variation of the surname were
lawther Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
lawther Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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: Sub umbra alarum tuarus
Motto Translation: Under the shadow of they wings.
The lawther Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawther 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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