lavinder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

lavinder is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally 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.

Alternatively, the name could have been derived from lavender, the sweet smelling flower that had been used for centuries to freshen up clothes and homes.

Early Origins of the lavinder family

The surname lavinder 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.

Important Dates for the lavinder family

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lavinder Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name lavinder has appeared include Lavender, Lavendar and others.

Early Notables of the lavinder family (pre 1700)

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lavinder migration to the United States

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name lavinder arrived in North America very early:

lavinder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Lavinder, who landed in Virginia in 1723 [1]


  1. ^ 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)
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