Origins Available: English
The surname later was originally the name of a place in ancient Berwickshire
county, before it came to be the surname of this great family.
Early Origins of the later family
The surname later was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the later family
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later Spelling Variations
The name, later, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Lauder, Laudor, Lawder, Lawther, Leather, Lauther and others.
Early Notables of the later family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Robert Lauder of Bass (d. 1311), a supporter of William Wallace at Stirling
Bridge in 1297, and at... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early later Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the later family to Ireland
Some of the later family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the later family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the later surname who came to North America were:
later Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Later, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name later (post 1700)
The later 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: Sub umbra alarum tuarus
Motto Translation: Under the shadow of thy wings.