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lansdowne is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the lansdowne family once lived in the village of Lansdowne in the county of Somerset.

lansdowne Early Origins



The surname lansdowne was first found in Somerset 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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lansdowne Spelling Variations


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lansdowne 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 lansdowne family name include Lansdowne, Lansdown and others.

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lansdowne Early History


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lansdowne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lansdowne research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1883, and 1888 are included under the topic Early lansdowne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lansdowne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lansdowne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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, Canada, 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. Early immigrants bearing the lansdowne surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

lansdowne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Lansdowne settled in Virginia in 1663

lansdowne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Lansdowne arrived in Philadelphia in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name lansdowne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lansdowne (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant Commander Zachary lansdowne (1888-1925), United States Navy officer and early Naval Aviator who contributed to the development of the Navy's first lighter-than-air craft
  • William Petty Fitzmaurice Lansdowne (1737-1805), British 1st Marquess Of Shelbourne, British statesman

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lansdowne Historic Events


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lansdowne Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Cecil R E Lansdowne (b. 1923), English Canteen Assistant serving for the Royal Navy from Deal, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. 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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The lansdowne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lansdowne 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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