The ancestry of the name lansfarte dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived beside a river. lansfarte is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the lansfarte family
The surname lansfarte was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lansfarte family
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lansfarte Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name lansfarte have been found, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the lansfarte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lansfarte family to Ireland
Some of the lansfarte family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the lansfarte family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name lansfarte, or a variant listed above: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.