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The Anglo-Saxon 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.

lansford Early Origins



The surname lansford was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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lansford Spelling Variations


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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.

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lansford Early History


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lansford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lansford 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 lansford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lansford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lansford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lansford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lansford In Ireland


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lansford In Ireland



Some of the lansford 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.

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name lansford (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The lansford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lansford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 December 2017 at 10:43.

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