lashem History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name lashem has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name 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 lashem family

The surname lashem 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. [1] Literally, the place name means "smaller homestead, or homestead of a man called Leassa," from the Old English "laessa" + "ham." [2]

Important Dates for the lashem family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lashem research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1273, 1295, 1583, 1800, 1808 and 1809 are included under the topic Early lashem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lashem Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name lashem have been found, including Lasham, Lassham, Lassam, Lascham, Lashem, Lashom, Laschem and many more.

Early Notables of the lashem family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the lashem family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name lashem, or a variant listed above: Ann Lassam, who sailed to America in 1771.

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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