The name lansfithay is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived beside a river. lansfithay 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 lansfithay family
The surname lansfithay was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lansfithay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lansfithay research.Another 470 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1609, 1641, 1645, 1611, 1656, 1633, 1649 and 1640 are included under the topic Early lansfithay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lansfithay Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. lansfithay has been spelled many different ways, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the lansfithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lansfithay family to Ireland
Some of the lansfithay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lansfithay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first lansfithays to arrive in North America: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.