landrith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the landrith family
The surname landrith 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.
Important Dates for the landrith family
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landrith Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. landrith has been recorded under many different variations, including Landreth, Landreath, Landres and others.
Early Notables of the landrith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the landrith family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name landrith or a variant listed above: 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 landrith (post 1700)
- Ira Landrith (1865-1941), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1916 
- George C. III Landrith, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1994, 1996 
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