landress History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the landress family
The surname landress 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 landress family
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landress 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 landress family name include Landreth, Landreath, Landres and others.
Early Notables of the landress family (pre 1700)
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landress migration to the United States +
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 landress surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
landress Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Sarah Landress, a bonded immigrant sent to Virginia in 1737
landress Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lynette Landress, who landed in America, in 1909
- Sime Landress, aged 16, who immigrated to America from Minsk, Russia, in 1909
- Emmanuel Landress, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name landress (post 1700) +
- Ilene S. Landress (b. 1962), American two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning producer, known for The Sopranos (1999), Girls (2012) and I Love You, I Love You Not (1996) and many more
- George Oscar "Bud" Landress (b. 1882), American musician, co-founder of the pre-country string band The Georgia Yellow Hammers
- D. A. Landress, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916 
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