Origins Available: French
During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Lanter was first used in France. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of hereditary surname in France, occupational
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Lanter family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Lanter was an occupational name for a grower of lavender. Looking back further, we find the name Lanter was originally from the Old English word lavendier, which indicated someone of that profession.
Early Origins of the Lanter family
The surname Lanter was first found in Bedfordshire
, where Almaric de Landres held lands in Bedfordshire
in the 13th century. He originated in Burgundy, France with the spelling Landres which is also a commune today in Lorraine
. The northern-eastern location of the name in France makes the Norman influence very probable. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
At about the same time, Ysabelle la Lauendere was listed a census in 1253 and Ralf la Lavendered was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1268. Thomas Launder was listed in Yorkshire
in 1331 and later Elyzabeth Lander was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1524. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Lanter family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lanter research.Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1550 is included under the topic Early Lanter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lanter Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Landers, Lander, Landes, Landis, Landor and others.
Early Notables of the Lanter family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Lanter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lanter family to Ireland
Some of the Lanter family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lanter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lanter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John B Lanter, who arrived in Arkansas in 1890 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Lanter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mary Lanter, aged 25, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emigrant1854.shtml.