Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived beside a river. lansferd 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 lansferd family
Sussex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lansferd family
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lansferd Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the lansferd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lansferd family to Ireland
Some of the lansferd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the lansferd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 lansferd were among those contributors: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.
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