lawall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lawall surname is derived from the Norman French word "lou," meaning "wolf," with the diminutive suffix "el."

Early Origins of the lawall family

The surname lawall was first found in Somerset. Robert, Lord of Breherval and Yvery in Normandy is regarded as the progenitor of this family. His father was Eudes, sovereign Duke of Brittany. His is listed in the Roll of Battle Abbey and received from the Conqueror a grant of the Lordships of Kary and Harpetre, in the county of Somerset. He eventually returned to his native Duchy and died a monk in the abbey of Bec, leaving three sons. The eldest, one Ascelin Gouel de Perceval succeeded his father as Lord of Breherval. As a violent man, he acquired the surname "Lupus." In turn his son was surnamed "Lupellus," or little wolf which was softened to "luvel." He had five sons; one of which was Henry, ancestor of Lords Lovel of Kary. [1] The Lovels of Tichmersh who had summons to Parliament in 1297 were a baronial family of considerable distinction. By example, Sir Richard Lovel was summoned to Parliament from 1348-1350.

Important Dates for the lawall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawall research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1487, 1483, 1631 and 1713 are included under the topic Early lawall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lawall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovell, Lowell, Lovel, Leavell, Lowles and others.

Early Notables of the lawall family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Francis Lovell, (1454-c. 1487), friend and supporter of Richard III, made Viscount Lovell on January 4th 1483; he...
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Migration of the lawall family to Ireland

Some of the lawall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lawall migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lawall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Michel Lawall, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
  • John Michael LaWall, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
  • Johan Ludwig Lawall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • John Ludwig LaWall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Daniel LaWall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
lawall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Lawall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [2]
  • Philip Lawall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  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)
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