The origins of the lasenbay name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Lazonby, in Cumberland
, or in Lazenby, in Yorkshire
. The place-name Lazenby and Lazonby have the same etymology. They are derived from the Old Scandinavian words leysingi,
which meant "freed men," and by,
which meant farm or enclosure. The place-name as a whole means "farm of the freed men." It is possible that the name is derived from the old Scandinavian personal name
Leysingr. The Scandinavians have had a lasting impact on the north of England
, thanks to the waves of pillage, invasion and colonization which started in the eighth and 9th centuries and ended in the 10th. There are many place-names in the north of England
which have Norse and Scandinavian elements.
Early Origins of the lasenbay family
The surname lasenbay was first found in Yorkshire
at Lazenby (Lazonby), which dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Lesingebi CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and was in "the land of the King in Yorkshire." Lazonby is a parish, in the union of Penrith in Cumberland
on the west bank of the river Eden. A Roman road passes from north to south, and another intersects the parish in a direction towards Salkeld Gate. At Castle Rigg are the ruins of a moated building. There are also several cairns in the area. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the lasenbay family
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lasenbay Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name lasenbay were recorded, including Lazenby, Lazinby, Lasynbi, Laysynby, Lasinby and many more.
Early Notables of the lasenbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lasenbay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the lasenbay family emigrate to North America: Thomas Lazenby, who arrived in Virginia in 1672; William Lazinby who arrived in Maryland in 1744; William Lazenby, a bonded passenger who came to America in 1772.