Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the lansforthey family once lived beside a river. lansforthey 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 lansforthey family
Sussex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the lansforthey family
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lansforthey Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the lansforthey family name include Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the lansforthey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lansforthey family to Ireland
Some of the lansforthey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the lansforthey family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the lansforthey surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.
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