When the ancestors of the landale family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived near a forest which is derived from the Old French word launde,
which means forest glade. The English landale family was originally of Landells of Bire in Normandy
. The family name landale was brought to England
after the Norman Conquest
, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon
aristocrats. The surname landale was established by Norman landholders in the county of Roxburghshire.
Early Origins of the landale family
The surname landale was first found in Roxburghshire
where they granted lands by King David of Scotland
about 1150. They were originally of Landells in Bire in Normandy.
Early History of the landale family
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landale Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name landale have been found, including Landale, Lansdale, Landall, Landell, Landells and many more.
Early Notables of the landale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the landale family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name landale were among those contributors: Robert Landall settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants; Steven Lansdale, his wife Margaret, and son William, settled in Barbados in 1678.
Contemporary Notables of the name landale (post 1700)
- James Landale, British journalist, Chief Political Correspondent for the BBC
- Robert Landale, Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
- Russell Landale, British Diplomat
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