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The name lavender is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person who worked as the lavandierer, which was an ancient French word that referred to those individuals who worked as a launderer, washing clothes or raw wool.

lavender Early Origins



The surname lavender was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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.

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lavender Spelling Variations


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lavender 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 lavender include Lavender, Lavendar and others.

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lavender Early History


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lavender Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavender research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early lavender History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lavender Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lavender Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lavender Notables 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 lavender were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

lavender Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Lavender, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Captain Lavender, who settled in Boston in 1768
  • Robert Lavender, who arrived in Charles Town in 1772
  • John Lavender, who came to Maryland in 1774

lavender Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Lavender U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 207 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. MaryLavender U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 305 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

lavender Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Reuben Lavender, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Michael Lavender arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm

lavender Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Lavender, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name lavender (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lavender (post 1700)



  • George Lavender, American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 1st District
  • J. G. Lavender, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1972
  • George Lavender, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Limestone Springs, South Carolina, 1866-74
  • Deb Lavender, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives 90th District, 2012
  • A. W. Lavender, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1889-90
  • Robert E. Lavender (b. 1926), former American Justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • Joseph "Joe" Lavender (b. 1949), former American football cornerback
  • Jody Lavender (b. 1979), American NASCAR driver
  • David Sievert Lavender (1910-2003), American historian and writer of the Western United States
  • Jimmy Lavender (1884-1960), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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lavender Historic Events


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lavender Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Lavender, British Musician, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name lavender


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Suggested Readings for the name lavender



  • Lavendar & Cavendar by Lynn Spohr.
  • Tinsley (Lavendar) et al. by William Eldon Tinsley.

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm

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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The lavender Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lavender 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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