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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
The first people to use the name lackey were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived at Leckie in the county of Stirlingshire. The place name is derived from the Gaelic leac, or "flagstone," and the suffix -ach, which means "place."
Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. lackey has appeared as Leckie, Leck, Leckey, Lecky, Lackey, Lackie, Lachey, Lakey and many more.
First found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lackey research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1406, 1380, 1784, 1537, 1797 and are included under the topic Early lackey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lackey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the lackey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:
lackey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jane Lackey settled in Maryland in 1699
lackey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Win Lackey, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
- Mary Lackey, who landed in Virginia in 1728
- Patrick Lackey, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1782
lackey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Robert Lackey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
lackey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Catherine Lackey, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
- Mary Lackey, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
- William Ray Lackey Sr. (1925-2008), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1955; Member of North Carolina State Senate 28th District, 1959
- W. A. Lackey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944
- Robert M. Lackey, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 10th District, 1909
- R. D. Lackey, American politician, Mayor of Marysville, Washington, 1932-34
- Robert J. Lackey, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 1861-64
- Pierce Eubanks Lackey (1898-1967), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Paducah, Kentucky, 1940-44
- John Faris Lackey, American Democrat politician, Elected Kentucky State Senate 22nd District 1973
- John Lackey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1880
- J. Frank Lackey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 29th District, 1928
- Henry G. Lackey, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate 4th District; Mayor of Henderson, Kentucky, 1999-
- Climbing Our Family Tree by Edith Black.
- Lackey, Stratton, and Allied Families by Harriett I. Pratt.
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: Virtutis praemium
Motto Translation: Virtues reward
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- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The lackey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lackey 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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