large History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the large family

The surname large was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the large family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our large research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1716, and 1816 are included under the topic Early large History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

large Spelling Variations

The name large, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Large, Larg, Largue and others.

Early Notables of the large family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the large family to Ireland

Some of the large family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States large migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the large family, or who bore a variation of the surname large were

large Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Large, who settled in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Mrs. Large, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • William Large, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
  • William Large, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Robert Large, who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
large Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Large, who arrived in America in 1807 [1]
  • Charles, Christopher, and Daniel Large, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1813 and 1844
  • F. F. Large, who settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • Ann Henson Large, who landed in New York in 1853 [1]
  • Mary Large, who landed in New York in 1853 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand large migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

large Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Charles Large, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • J Large, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1845
  • William Large, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1870
  • Miss Elizabeth A. Large, (b. 1804), aged 66, British upholsterist travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merope' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [2]
  • Charles Large, aged 45, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name large (post 1700) +

  • Josaphat-Robert Large (1942-2017), Haitian-American poet, novelist and art critic, awarded the Prix littéraire des Caraïbes (Caribbean literary Prize) in 2003
  • Norman Large (b. 1952), American actor, known for his work on Pretty Woman (1990), Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001) and Repossessed (1990)
  • Susan "Storm" Large (b. 1969), American singer and actress, known for her work on Rid of Me (2011), and Bucksville (2011)
  • Robert Carlos De Large (1842-1874), American Republican politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1868-70; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 2nd District, 1871-73 [3]
  • Eddie Large (1941-2020), stage name of Edward Hugh McGinnis, British comedian, best known as part of the duo Little and Large, with Syd Little; he died from COVID-19
  • Corey William Large (b. 1975), Canadian producer, known for his work on It Follows (2014), Loaded (2008) and The November Man (2014)
  • Donald "Lofty" Large (b. 1930), British soldier and author, awarded a Presidential Unit Citation
  • Sir Andrew Large (b. 1942), British Monetary Policy Committee member, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
  • Brian Large (b. 1939), British opera video director
  • Major General Stanley Eyre Large, British Director of Medical Services, U. K. Land Forces

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Ernest Stanley Large (d. 1945), British Stoker 1st Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html


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