lashman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the lashman family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name lashman comes from when the 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 lashman family

The surname lashman 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 lashman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lashman 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 lashman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lashman Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name lashman has appeared include Lasham, Lassham, Lassam, Lascham, Lashem, Lashom, Laschem and many more.

Early Notables of the lashman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the lashman family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name lashman arrived in North America very early: Ann Lassam, who sailed to America in 1771.

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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