Landres History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Landres family

The surname Landres was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat, and there has long been a place named Landreth. By the 17th century, records show the name in Calstrem, (Coldstream) Scotland where a death record of Gorege Landreth, son of Patrick Landreth was listed in 1690. James Landreth was listed in Hume in 1717 and Williams Landreth was a tenant in Sweethope in 1777.

Early History of the Landres family

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Landres 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 Landres family name include Landreth, Landreath, Landres and others.

Early Notables of the Landres family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Landres 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 Landres surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Sarah Landress, a bonded immigrant sent to Virginia in 1737; John Landreth, who came to Maryland in 1765; Cuthbert Landreth, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1808.

Contemporary Notables of the name Landres (post 1700) +

  • Paul Landres (b. 1912), American movie director on Facebook