The origins of the lashom name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name lashom was originally derived from a family having 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 lashom family
The surname lashom 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 lashom family
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lashom Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname lashom include Lasham, Lassham, Lassam, Lascham, Lashem, Lashom, Laschem and many more.
Early Notables of the lashom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lashom family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Ann Lassam, who sailed to America in 1771.