The present generation of the lasman family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from 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 lasman family
The surname lasman 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 lasman family
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lasman Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of lasman include Lasham, Lassham, Lassam, Lascham, Lashem, Lashom, Laschem and many more.
Early Notables of the lasman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lasman family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The lasman were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
lasman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Martin Lasman, who landed in South Carolina in 1743 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)