Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the area of Latchford in the parish of Grappenhall in Chester. lachfith is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the lachfith family
hundred of Bucklow. There is no mention in the Domesday Book of the place so presumably it was either of little significance or was established at a later time. Latchford had anciently two weekly markets and two annual fairs, granted to it by Edward III. The township is included in the parliamentary borough of Warrington, and comprises 731 acres. The family is believed to have originated here. Latchford is also a hamlet, in the parish of Great Haseley, poor-law union of Thame, hundred of Ewelme, in Oxfordshire, but this hamlet remained small through the ages as by 1890 it containing only 32 inhabitants whereas at that time the former Latchford had 2,361. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Lackford variant is believed to have originated in Lackford, Suffolk, a parish, in the union and hundred of Thingoe. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the lachfith family
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lachfith Spelling Variations
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. lachfith has been spelled many different ways, including Latchford, Latchforde, Lashford, Lashforde and others.
Early Notables of the lachfith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lachfith family to Ireland
Some of the lachfith family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the lachfith 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 lachfiths to arrive in North America: Thomas Lachford who settled in Boston, Massachusetts between 1630.
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