laker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the laker family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. laker is a name for someone who lived at Leckie in the county of Stirlingshire. The place name is derived from the Gaelic leac, or "flagstone," and the suffix -ach, which means "place."
Early Origins of the laker family
The surname laker was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the laker family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laker research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1406, 1380, 1784, 1537, 1797 and are included under the topic Early laker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
laker Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. laker has been spelled Leckie, Leck, Leckey, Lecky, Lackey, Lackie, Lachey, Lakey and many more.
Early Notables of the laker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the laker family to Ireland
Some of the laker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
laker migration to the United States +
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:
laker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Laker, who landed in New York in 1848 
- Edwin H Laker, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1897
laker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ella Francis Laker, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1907
- John Laker, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1909
- Alice Laker, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Henfield Sussen, England, in 1914
- Julia Daisy Laker, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1916
- Robert Everard Laker, aged 27, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1916
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laker migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
laker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Rosetta Laker, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia 
- Henry Laker, aged 32, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt" 
- Henry Laker, aged 32, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 
- James Laker, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851 
Contemporary Notables of the name laker (post 1700) +
- Barbara Laker, American journalist
- Timothy John Laker (b. 1969), American minor-league baseball manager and a former Major League Baseball player
- Peter Guy Laker (b. 1926), former English cricketer
- James Charles Laker (1922-1986), English cricket player
- Sir Frederick "Freddie" Alfred Laker (1922-2006), British airline entrepreneur, best known for founding Laker Airways in 1966
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The laker Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtutis praemium
Motto Translation: Virtues reward
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The AGINCOURT 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Agincourt.htm
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANDAHAR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Candahar.htm