lasson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name lasson is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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 lasson family

The surname lasson 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 lasson family

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

lasson Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like lasson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name lasson include: Lasham, Lassham, Lassam, Lascham, Lashem, Lashom, Laschem and many more.

Early Notables of the lasson family (pre 1700)

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

lasson migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

lasson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Lasson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [3]

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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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
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