name lansford comes from when the family resided beside a river. lansford 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 lansford family
The surname lansford was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lansford family
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lansford Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname lansford include Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the lansford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lansford family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
lansford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654
Contemporary Notables of the name lansford (post 1700)
- William Douglas Lansford (b. 1922), American author, screenwriter, and film producer
- Joseph Dale Lansford (b. 1961), American former first basemen in Major League Baseball
- Carney Lansford (b. 1957), American former third baseman in Major League Baseball
- Mike Lansford (b. 1958), American former National Football League placekicker from 1982 to 1990
- Lansford Whiting Ingalls (1812-1896), Canadian-born, American real life "Grandpa" in Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods