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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.

lady Early Origins



The surname lady was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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lady Spelling Variations


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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.

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lady Early History


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lady Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lady 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 lady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lady Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lady Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lady Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lady In Ireland


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lady In Ireland



Some of the lady 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lady Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Lady arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
  • Catharine Lady arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
  • Isabell Lady arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name lady (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The lady Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lady 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 09:31.

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