lasham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name lasham is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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 lasham family
The surname lasham 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.  Literally, the place name means "smaller homestead, or homestead of a man called Leassa," from the Old English "laessa" + "ham." 
Important Dates for the lasham family
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lasham 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 lasham were recorded, including Lasham, Lassham, Lassam, Lascham, Lashem, Lashom, Laschem and many more.
Early Notables of the lasham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lasham family
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 lasham family emigrate to North America: Ann Lassam, who sailed to America in 1771.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)