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lakynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Welsh name lakynd 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.

Early Origins of the lakynd family


The surname lakynd 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.

Early History of the lakynd family


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lakynd Spelling Variations


The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name lakynd have included Lacon, Laken, Lakyn, Lakin, Laking and others.

Early Notables of the lakynd family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the lakynd family to the New World and Oceana


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 lakynd: Richard Lacon with his wife and daughter and servants settled in Barbados in 1680; Lancelot Lacon settled in Barbados in 1635; Charles Lacon settled in the Leeward Islands in 1635.

The lakynd 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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