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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, 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

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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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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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