The many generations and branches of the laneir family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person who worked as alanelier
which was an Old French word denoting a maker of woollen cloth.
The original bearers of this surname were those individuals who dressed, wove and sold wool. The lanelier
would have had his own business premises so that he could have weavers make the wool into sellable garments.
Early Origins of the laneir family
The surname laneir was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the laneir family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laneir research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1279, 1292, 1567, 1561, 1588, 1666, 1625, 1666, 1569, 1645 and 1611 are included under the topic Early laneir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
laneir Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name laneir were recorded, including Laner, Lanyer, Layner, Leyner, Laneir and others.
Early Notables of the laneir family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Hugo le Layner, a prominent 13th century landholder in Yorkshire; Nicholas Lanier the Elder, a French musician who arrived in England
in 1561 and settled in London; he played the flute and the cornett; and his son, Jerome Lanier, an English musician, sackbut player; and... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laneir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the laneir family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the laneir family emigrate to North America: Temperance Laner, who sailed to Virginia in 1652; and H. Laner, who journeyed to Colorado in 1885.