Origins Available: English
The name lanyer is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who worked as alanelier
which was an Old French word denoting a maker of woollen cloth.
The original bearers of this surname were those individuals who dressed, wove and sold wool. The lanelier
would have had his own business premises so that he could have weavers make the wool into sellable garments.
Early Origins of the lanyer family
The surname lanyer was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the lanyer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lanyer research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1279, 1292, 1567, 1561, 1588, 1666, 1625, 1666, 1569, 1645 and 1611 are included under the topic Early lanyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lanyer 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 lanyer include Laner, Lanyer, Layner, Leyner, Laneir and others.
Early Notables of the lanyer family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Hugo le Layner, a prominent 13th century landholder in Yorkshire; Nicholas Lanier the Elder, a French musician who arrived in England
in 1561 and settled in London; he played the flute and the cornett; and his son, Jerome Lanier, an English musician, sackbut player; and... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lanyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lanyer 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: Temperance Laner, who sailed to Virginia in 1652; and H. Laner, who journeyed to Colorado in 1885.