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Early Origins of the Lannoye family

The surname Lannoye was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Bletsoe who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Early History of the Lannoye family

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Lannoye Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lannoye have been found, including Lannoy, Lanney, Lannier and others.

Early Notables of the Lannoye family

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United States Lannoye migration to the United States +

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lannoye were among those contributors:

Lannoye Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Louis Lannoye, aged 25, who arrived in America from Westcapelle, Belgium, in 1914
  • Jesima Lannoye, aged 39, who arrived in America from Cheltenham, England, in 1922
  • Rene Lannoye, aged 58, who arrived in America from Le Havre, France, in 1923
  • Rene Lannoye, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Lannoye (post 1700) +

  • Paul Lannoye (1939-2021), Belgian politician and one of the founding members of the Ecolo party and a Member of the European Parliament from 1989 to 2004
  • Paul Lannoye, Belgium politician, Member of the European Parliament (1999-2004)

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) on Facebook