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. 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 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 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 lasham family emigrate to North America: Ann Lassam, who sailed to America in 1771.