Anglo-Saxon culture. The name lasseter comes from when the family lived in Leicester, in Leicestershire. Leicester is the capital of the county and its name is derived from the Old English element ceaster, which meant "Roman town."
Early Origins of the lasseter family
Cheshire at Leycester, more commonly known as Leicester, a city now in the unitary authority area in the East Midlands. The first record of the place name was found in the early 10th century as "Ligera ceater" but by the Domesday Book of 1086 the place name had evolved to Ledecestre. 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 "Roman town of the people called Ligore," having derived from the Tribal name + the Old English word "ceater." CITATION[CLOSE]
Another source notes that the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list what is probably the first instance of the name as Robert de Lestre. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the lasseter family
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lasseter Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name lasseter has appeared include Leycester, Leicester, Leister, Lester and others.
Early Notables of the lasseter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lasseter family to Ireland
Some of the lasseter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the lasseter family to the New World and Oceana
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 lasseter arrived in North America very early: John Leicester, who settled in Virginia in 1732; Peter Leicester settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; James Lester settled in Virginia in 1637; George Lester settled in Charles Town, South Carolina, in 1767.
Contemporary Notables of the name lasseter (post 1700)
The lasseter Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro rege et patria
Motto Translation: For King and country.
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