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Multiple Origins for the Surname laing


Scottish


The name laing comes from the ancient Anglo-Norman culture of Scotland and Britain. It was a name for a person who was considered long and tall. Of the many surnames in Scotland, the surname laing is considered among etymologists to be one of the oldest. It belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. As a nickname surname laing could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

laing Early Origins



The surname laing was first found in at Berwyke in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where William Lange rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296. A few years later in 1341, Adam Lang was listed in an inquest of land in Aberdeenshire. Walter Lang was the burgess of Edinburgh in 1381 and 1392. Robert Lang was chaplain to Duncan, Earl of Lennox between 1394 and 1398. The name occurs in Old English charters as early as 972 A.D, e.g., "Aetheric thes langa," and the name means 'long' or 'tall'.

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laing Spelling Variations


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laing Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lang, Lange, Laing, Layng, Loynachans and others.

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laing Early History


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laing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laing research. Another 441 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1357, 1394, and 1467 are included under the topic Early laing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laing Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laing In Ireland


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laing In Ireland



Some of the laing family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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:

laing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Laing who settled in Maryland in 1722
  • Alexander Laing settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

laing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gilbert Laing settled in New York State in 1820
  • Alexander Laing, who arrived in America in 1834
  • Betty Laing, who landed in America in 1834
  • James Laing, aged 26, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Thomas Laing, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

laing Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Laing, aged 27, a farmer, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Ann Laing, aged 30, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • John Laing, aged 5, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Elizabeth Laing, aged 3, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Alexander Laing, aged 1, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

laing Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Laing arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • Robert Laing, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag"
  • Mary Laing, Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  • Alexander Laing, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham"
  • Peter Laing, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

laing Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Laing, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • John Laing, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name laing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laing (post 1700)



  • Philip P. Laing, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor; Elected 1948
  • Philip A. Laing, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1920
  • Marion H. Laing, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1917, 1919, 1920
  • John J. G. Laing, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1937-50
  • John D. Laing, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Cattaraugus County, 1918, 1929
  • John A. Laing, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Wayne County 2nd District, 1859
  • John Laing, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1924
  • James R. Laing, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Attorney General, 1886
  • James Oliver Laing (b. 1874), American politician, U.S. Consul in Malta, 1910-14; Karachi, 1914-16; Batavia, 1916-17
  • Solon S. Laing, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cattaraugus County 2nd District, 1892
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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laing Historic Events


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laing Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Freeman  Laing, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. John Laing (b. 1911), Scottish Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  3. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The laing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laing 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.

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