Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a hlalord which meant keeper of the loaf. This person was responsible for supplying food to those under his care. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.
Early Origins of the lawdie family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the lawdie family
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lawdie Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name lawdie has appeared include Lord, Lorde and others.
Early Notables of the lawdie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lawdie family to Ireland
Some of the lawdie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the lawdie family to the New World and Oceana
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 lawdie arrived in North America very early: Richard Lord, one of the founders of Hartford Connecticut, and who served as a law officer in the colonies; James Lord settled in Barbados in 1660; Thomas and Dorothy Lord his wife, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.
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