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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.

lasson Early Origins



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]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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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lasson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lasson research. Another 437 words (31 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.

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lasson Spelling Variations


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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.

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lasson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lasson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lasson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Lasson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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