lady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name lady finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who worked as a servant of a noble lady. The surname lady 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 lady family
The surname lady was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the lady family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lady research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1296, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1581, 1625, 1700, 1787, 1625, 1684, 1658 and 1731 are included under the topic Early lady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lady Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. lady has been recorded under many different variations, including Ladyman, Ledyman, Ladymen, Laudyman, Lauediman and many more.
Early Notables of the lady family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lady family to Ireland
Some of the lady family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lady migration to Canada
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name lady or a variant listed above:
lady Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Ann Lady, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
- Catharine Lady, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
- Isabell Lady, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
Contemporary Notables of the name lady (post 1700)
- Wendell E. Lady, American Republican politician, Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1979-82 
- Elaine Lady, American Republican politician, Candidate for Maryland State Senate District 3-A, 1970 
- Emilia Lady Dilkes (1840-1904), English author, art historian, feminist and trade unionist
- Lady Rizo, stage name of Amelia Zirin-Brown, an American comedienne and chanteuse
- Lady Miss Kier (b. 1963), stage name of Kierin Magenta Kirby, American singer and DJ
- Lady Elizabeth Gwillim (1763-1807), British wildlife bird artist
- Lady Anne Halkett (1623-1699), English religious writer and autobiographer
- Lady Grooms, American former professional basketball player
- Lady Rachel Pepys DCVO (1905-1992), British Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Marina
- Lady Joan Pearl Laxton, English noble
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