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The name landy is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a person or officer who was in charge of washing. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

landy Early Origins



The surname landy was first found in Devon 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.

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landy Spelling Variations


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landy 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 landy family name include Landry, Landray, Landrey, Laundry and others.

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landy Early History


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landy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our landy research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early landy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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landy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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landy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early landy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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landy In Ireland


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landy In Ireland



Some of the landy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name landy or a variant listed above:

landy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Landy, who arrived in New York in 1837
  • Bridget Landy, who settled in Boston in 1847
  • James Landy, who arrived in New York in 1876

landy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Captain Landy, who arrived in Quebec in 1814
  • Joanna Landy, who came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1842
  • Joanna Landy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1842
  • James Landy, who came to Toronto in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name landy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name landy (post 1700)



  • Thomas F. Landy, American politician, Burgess of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, 1953-56
  • James Landy (1813-1875), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1857-59
  • David P. Landy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1982
  • Avrom Landy, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 4th District, 1941

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The landy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The landy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 August 2016 at 11:23.

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