The founding heritage of the laborer family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name laborer comes from when one of the family worked as a person who worked as the laborer
. This surname was originally derived from the common trades of the medieval era which transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. The laborer was also known as the taskman
or the workman.
Early Origins of the laborer family
The surname laborer was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the laborer family
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laborer Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. laborer has been spelled many different ways, including Labourer, Labor, Laborer, Labour, Laboura, Laberer, Labberer and many more.
Early Notables of the laborer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the laborer family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first laborers to arrive in North America: William Labor, who sailed to Virginia in 1652; Jaco Labour to Virginia in 1663; and Michael Labourer to Pennsylvania in 1765.