lanyerr is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to 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 lanyerr family
The surname lanyerr was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the lanyerr family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lanyerr 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 lanyerr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lanyerr Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name lanyerr has appeared include Laner, Lanyer, Layner, Leyner, Laneir and others.
Early Notables of the lanyerr 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 lanyerr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lanyerr family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name lanyerr arrived in North America very early: Temperance Laner, who sailed to Virginia in 1652; and H. Laner, who journeyed to Colorado in 1885.