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Early Origins of the Ladkin family

The surname Ladkin was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Ladkin family

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Ladkin Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ladkin are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Ladkin include: Ladkin, Ladfiff, Ladkiss and others.

Early Notables of the Ladkin family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • the Ladkin family of Essex

Australia Ladkin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ladkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Ladkin, English convict who was convicted in Leicester, Leicestershire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 27th August 1841, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Ladkin (post 1700) +

  • Peter Ladkin, British Professor of Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • PaulMary Ladkin, British family of manufacturers

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook