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The Welsh name lakin was comes from an Old English pet form of the popular medieval personal name Lawrence, which is in turn from the Latin personal name Laurentius.

lakin Early Origins



The surname lakin was first found in Shropshire, 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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lakin Spelling Variations


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lakin Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name lakin have included Lacon, Laken, Lakyn, Lakin, Laking and others.

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lakin Early History


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lakin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lakin research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250 and 1400 are included under the topic Early lakin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lakin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lakin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lakin Notables 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



During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name lakin:

lakin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Lakin, who arrived in New York in 1795

lakin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Lakin, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

lakin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Lakin arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Eliza Lakin arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Joseph Lakin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name lakin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lakin (post 1700)



  • Daniel Lakin (b. 1834), American sailor who served in the Union Navy during the American Civil War, Medal of Honor recipient
  • George W. Lakin (1816-1884), American schoolteacher and lawyer, who became a pioneer leader of Wisconsin, Whig member of the first Wisconsin State Senate from 1848-1849
  • Bascom Ray Lakin (1901-1984), American Baptist preacher and evangelist
  • Christine Helen Lakin (b. 1979), American Action on Film International Film Festival Award winning actress
  • Whitney Lakin (b. 1979), American novelist, poet, short story and travel writer, gothic model and foreign language professor
  • Cyril Harry Alfred Lakin (1893-1948), Welsh politician and farmer, Member of Parliament for Llandaff and Barry (1942-1945)
  • Thomas Lakin (b. 1840), United States Navy sailor, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Sir Michael Henry Lakin (1846-1931), 1st Baronet, Mayor of Warwick, Vice-Chairman of the Warwickshire County Council and High Sheriff of Warwickshire
  • Mervyn George Lakin (1888-1954), Australian politician, Member for Mersey for the Tasmanian Legislative Council in 1954
  • Sir Richard Lakin (1873-1955), 2nd Baronet of The Cliff, Warwickshire
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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lakin Historic Events


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lakin Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Martha Maria Lakin, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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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: Probitas verus honos
Motto Translation: Probity is true honor.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The lakin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lakin 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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