Origins Available: English
The ancient name of laday finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked as a servant of a noble lady. The surname laday belongs to the category of occupational
names which associates a specific labor activity to an individual. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.
Early Origins of the laday family
The surname laday was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the laday family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laday research.Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1296, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1581, 1625, 1670, 1700, and 1787 are included under the topic Early laday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
laday Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the laday family name include Ladyman, Ledyman, Ladymen, Laudyman, Lauediman and many more.
Early Notables of the laday family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the laday family to Ireland
Some of the laday family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 139 words (10 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 laday family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the laday surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Abigall Ladyman, who sailed to Virginia in 1695; and John Ladyman to Nova Scotia in 1749.