lamelyng History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the lamelyng family
The surname lamelyng was first found in Cheshire where the family name was first referenced in the year 1163 when William Lancelin held lands. Bebington in Cheshire was once a stronghold of the family. "The Lancelyns appear to have possessed lands in Lower Bebington as early as the Conquest; their heiress brought the manor in the reign of Elizabeth to the Greens, and it continued in the male line of that family till 1711." 
Another stronghold for the family was found in Poulton, with Spittal. "The family of Lancelyn were settled here soon after the Conquest. Their heiress in the 16th century brought the manor of Poulton to the Greens." 
Important Dates for the lamelyng family
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lamelyng Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the lamelyng family name include Lancelin, Lancell, Lancelyn, Lancellyn, Lamlin, Lamelyng and many more.
Early Notables of the lamelyng family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lamelyng family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the lamelyng surname or a spelling variation of the name include: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.