laffer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name laffer is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the township of Liversedge located in the parish of Bristall just miles from Leeds.

Early Origins of the laffer family

The surname laffer was first found in West Yorkshire at Liversedge, a township that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Livresec, [1] a manor belonging to Radulf, a vassal of Ilbert de Lacy. The place name probably means "edge or ridge of a man called Leofhere," from the Old English personal name + "ecg." [2] The township includes the hamlets of Millbridge, Littletown, Hightown, the Heights, and Robert-Town. Liversedge Hall was anciently the property of the Neville family, lords of the manor. Today the hall is in ruins and slight remains can be seen.

Important Dates for the laffer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laffer research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1439, 1670 and 1758 are included under the topic Early laffer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

laffer Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. laffer has been spelled many different ways, including Leversage, Leverage, Leveredge, Leverich, Leverick, Leveridge, Leversage, Leversedge, Liversage, Livesage, Liveredge, Liverich and many more.

Early Notables of the laffer family (pre 1700)

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laffer migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first laffers to arrive in North America:

laffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Laffer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [3]

laffer migration to Australia

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

laffer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Laffer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [4]
  • Emma Laffer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [4]
  • Elizabeth Laffer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [4]
  • Helen Laffer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [4]
  • Henry B Laffer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name laffer (post 1700)

  • Mrs. C. C. Laffer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1928 [5]

Historic Events for the laffer family

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
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