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laughman is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the laughman family once lived in the village of Lawton which was in both Cheshire and Herefordshire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English words hlaw tun, which means that the original bearers of the surname lived in the farm that was located on the hill.

laughman Early Origins



The surname laughman was first found in Cheshire where the parish named Laughton dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Lestone [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)
. Church Lawton is a small village and civil parish in Cheshire East and was recorded in the Domesday Book as Lautune. There are at least three other listings of places now named Laughton in the Domesday Book: Lachestone in Leicester, Lastone in Yorkshire and finally Loctone in Lincolnshire. The latter is believed to have been derived from the Old English words "loc" + "tun" and meant "enclosure that can be locked" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

The parish of Lowton in Lancashire "gave name to a family who subsequently adopted the surname of Kenyon from their possessions in a neighbouring township." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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laughman Spelling Variations


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laughman Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the laughman family name include Lawton, Laughton, Loughmane and others.

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laughman Early History


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laughman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laughman research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1660, 1721, 1693, 1670 and 1723 are included under the topic Early laughman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laughman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laughman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laughman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laughman In Ireland


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laughman In Ireland



Some of the laughman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the laughman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

laughman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Laughman, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Mary Laughman, aged 28, who landed in America from Hollford, in 1898

laughman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Patk Laughman, aged 20, who landed in America from Drumsna, in 1900
  • Michael Laughman, aged 30, who settled in America from Kiladooly, in 1901
  • Edward J. Laughman, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1907
  • James Laughman, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Dromos, Ireland, in 1907
  • Thomas Laughman, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name laughman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laughman (post 1700)



  • Penelope Laughman, American costume designer, known for her work in I Am Legend (2007), National Treasure (2004) and Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
  • Barry Laughman, American who was wrongly convicted in 1998 for rape and murder, released after 15 years thanks to Peter Joseph Shellem, the investigative reporter for The Patriot-News

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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. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The laughman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laughman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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