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
Sussex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lansfithay family
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lansfithay Spelling Variations
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.
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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.
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