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The Anglo-Saxon name lashley comes from when its first bearer worked as a doctor. Throughout the Middle Ages, doctors were known as "leaches" as the practice of bleeding sick people was the generally accepted manner of curing them. There are countless people in the Middle Ages who died thanks to the common cold; not because the virus killed them, but because they bled to death on the advice of their physicians. Bleeding was accomplished by placing a dozen or so leaches on the person who was ill so that they could remove the poisons that were making them ill, hence the name "leach" for the occupation of doctor. It is small wonder that illness was so feared in the medieval period; many people died from illnesses that would not have otherwise killed them because their doctors were weakening them through loss of blood.

lashley Early Origins



The surname lashley was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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lashley Spelling Variations


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lashley Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name lashley include Leach, Leech, Leche, Leitch, Leich, Leetch and others.

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lashley Early History


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lashley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lashley research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1150 and 1325 are included under the topic Early lashley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lashley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lashley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lashley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lashley In Ireland


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lashley In Ireland



Some of the lashley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name lashley or a variant listed above:

lashley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Lashley, who landed in Virginia in 1657

lashley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isabele Lashley, who arrived in Virginia in 1715

lashley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Lashley, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Guiana" from West Indies [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q1-2MX : 6 December 2014), Alexander Lashley, 01 Apr 1919; citing departure port West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Guiana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alexander Lashley, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Guiana" from West Indies [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q1-2MX : 6 December 2014), Alexander Lashley, 01 Apr 1919; citing departure port West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Guiana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Iris Lashley, aged 24, originally from St. James, Barbados, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Aidan" from Maceio [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67C-FYQ : 6 December 2014), Iris Lashley, 10 May 1919; citing departure port Maceio, arrival port New York, ship name Aidan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name lashley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lashley (post 1700)



  • Karl Spencer Lashley (1890-1958), American psychologist and behaviorist
  • Ken Lashley, American comic book artist and writer
  • Bobby Lashley (b. 1976), American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist
  • Peter Lashley (b. 1937), Barbadian former cricketer who played four Tests for the West Indies in the 1960a
  • Nick Lashley, British producer, songwriter and musician, best known for his work with Alanis Morissette

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q1-2MX : 6 December 2014), Alexander Lashley, 01 Apr 1919; citing departure port West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Guiana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67C-FYQ : 6 December 2014), Iris Lashley, 10 May 1919; citing departure port Maceio, arrival port New York, ship name Aidan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The lashley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lashley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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