Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, laschom is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village Lasham, in Hampshire
which was the site of an old stretch of King's Land called Lascham Wood.
Early Origins of the laschom family
The surname laschom was first found in Hampshire
at Lasham, a small village and civil parish in the East Hampshire
district that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was recorded at Esseham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally, the place name means "smaller homestead, or homestead of a man called Leassa," from the Old English "laessa" + "ham." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the laschom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laschom research.Another 437 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1273, 1295, 1583, 1800, 1808 and 1809 are included under the topic Early laschom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
laschom Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. laschom has been spelled many different ways, including Lasham, Lassham, Lassam, Lascham, Lashem, Lashom, Laschem and many more.
Early Notables of the laschom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the laschom family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first laschoms to arrive in North America: Ann Lassam, who sailed to America in 1771.