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The name laughton belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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.

laughton Early Origins



The surname laughton 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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laughton Spelling Variations


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laughton Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of laughton include Lawton, Laughton, Loughmane and others.

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laughton Early History


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laughton Early History



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

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laughton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laughton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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laughton In Ireland


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laughton In Ireland



Some of the laughton 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The laughton were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

laughton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Leon and Robert Laughton settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Leon Laughton, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Thomas Laughton, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1638

laughton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Laughton, who landed in New York in 1795

laughton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Laughton, who landed in America in 1807
  • Robert Laughton, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • J Laughton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

laughton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Laughton, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • J. Laughton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • James Laughton, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide"

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Contemporary Notables of the name laughton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laughton (post 1700)



  • Charles Laughton (1899-1962), Academy Award-winning English stage and film actor, screenwriter, producer and one-time director; he won the New York Film Critics' Circle Awards for Mutiny on the Bounty and Ruggles of Red Gap in 1935 and became an American citizen in 1950
  • Charles E. Laughton (1846-1895), American politician and attorney, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Washington (1889-1893), 5th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada (1883-1887)
  • Alaine Laughton (b. 1978), known by her first name, is a Jamaican American reggae singer and songwriter
  • F. M. Laughton, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1875
  • Professor Michael Arthur Laughton FREng (b. 1934), English Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London
  • Stephen Laughton (b. 1981), English playwright
  • Charles Douglas "Doug" Laughton (b. 1944), English former rugby league footballer and coach
  • Stuart John Laughton (b. 1951), Canadian musician, founder and Artistic Director of The Forest Festival
  • Scott Glenn Laughton (b. 1994), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey centre
  • Michael Frederick "Mike" Laughton (b. 1944), Canadian retired professional NHL and WHA ice hockey player
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. 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.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The laughton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laughton 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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