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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."

laker Early Origins



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.

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laker Spelling Variations


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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.

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laker Early History


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laker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laker research. Another 215 words (15 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.

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laker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laker In Ireland


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laker In Ireland



Some of the laker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Henfield Sussen, England, in 1914
  • Julia Daisy Laker, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1916
  • Robert Everard Laker, aged 27, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Henry Laker, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • Henry Laker, aged 32, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • James Laker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name laker (post 1700)


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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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Motto


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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


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The laker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laker 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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