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Early Origins of the Lauderdale family

The surname Lauderdale was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in 1472 in Latherdale in West Berwickshire.

Early History of the Lauderdale family

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Lauderdale Spelling Variations

The name Lauderdale, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Lauderdale, Latherdale, Lawderdale, Lauderdall, Lauderdal, Lorderdale and many more.

Early Notables of the Lauderdale family (pre 1700)

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Lauderdale Ranking

In the United States, the name Lauderdale is the 7,597th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Lauderdale family to Ireland

Some of the Lauderdale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Lauderdale migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. 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." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Lauderdale family, or who bore a variation of the surname Lauderdale were

Lauderdale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Lauderdale, who settled in New York in 1812
  • Robert Lauderdale, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lauderdale (post 1700) +

  • Kevin Lauderdale, American science fiction author
  • James Lauderdale (1780-1814), American military officer
  • Mandy Lauderdale, American cabaret singer
  • Thomas Mack Lauderdale (b. 1970), American musician
  • Jim Lauderdale, American singer and songwriter
  • James Lauderdale, American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Walworth County, 1853, 1856 [3]
  • Clint Arlen Lauderdale (b. 1932), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, 1984-87 [3]
  • C. J. Lauderdale, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1960 [3]
  • Priest Lauderdale (b. 1973), naturalized Bulgarian professional basketball player
  • John Maitland Lauderdale (1616-1682), Scottish statesman

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook