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lankshear is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The lankshear family lived in the city of Lancaster, in Lancashire.

lankshear Early Origins



The surname lankshear was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Constables of Lancaster Castle from very ancient times. The chapelry of Milburn, Westmorland is of significance to the family in early times. "The chapel, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, was founded by William de Lancaster, about 1355. Many vestiges of encampments are visible. Howgill Castle, formerly the seat of the knightly families of Lancaster and Sandford, and which, with Grange Hall and Lownthwaite, belongs to the Earl of Thanet, lord of the manor, occupies a commanding situation, half a mile east of the village; some of its walls are 10Ĺ feet thick." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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lankshear Spelling Variations


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lankshear Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like lankshear are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name lankshear include Lancaster, Lancashire, Lancester, Lancoster, Lancastell and many more.

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lankshear Early History


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lankshear Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lankshear research. Another 435 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1068, 1066, 1070, 1114, 1150, 1334, 1618, 1650 and 1717 are included under the topic Early lankshear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lankshear Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lankshear Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lankshear Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lankshear In Ireland


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lankshear In Ireland



Some of the lankshear family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lankshear Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Lankshear, a brewer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832

lankshear Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Lankshear, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Martha J. Lankshear, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • James Lankshear, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • William Lankshear, aged 25, a bricklayer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Lydia Lankshear, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The lankshear Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lankshear 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.

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