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The ancestors of the first family to use the name lawes lived among the Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. They lived near a hill. lawes is a local name, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are many different categories of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. lawes is a topographic name, and it comes from the Old English word, hlaw, which means hill.

lawes Early Origins



The surname lawes was first found in Northumberland, where they were lords of the manor and seated from very ancient times.

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lawes Spelling Variations


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lawes Spelling Variations



Boernician names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations. lawes has been spelled Law, Lawe, Lawes and others.

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lawes Early History


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lawes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawes research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1671, 1729, 1686, 1761, 10 w, 1595, 1662, 1602 and 1645 are included under the topic Early lawes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lawes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was John Law (1671-1729), a Scottish economist, Controller General of Finances of France under King Louis XV; William Law (1686-1761), an Anglican priest from Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire who is honoured on April 10 with a...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lawes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawes In Ireland


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lawes In Ireland



Some of the lawes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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



Some of the Boernician-Scottish Clan families who came to North America were Loyalists who went north to Canada after the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border went on to found two of the world's great nations. This century, families with Scottish roots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and clan societies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name lawes or a variant listed above:

lawes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mr. Lawes, wife and daughter settled in New England in 1637
  • Francis Lawes settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637
  • Francis Lawes, who arrived in New England in 1637
  • Nicholas Lawes, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • Jeremy Lawes, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lawes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Holiday Lawes, who arrived in Georgia in 1738

lawes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Lawes, who arrived in New York in 1843

lawes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • WIlliam Lawes arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  • Peter Saunders Lawes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  • Sarah Lawes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  • William Ingram Lawes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  • J.G. Lawes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849

lawes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Lawes arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Sophia Lawes arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Harriet Lawes arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name lawes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lawes (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Herbert Joseph Lawes (1891-1964), American Commanding Officer of Letterkenny Ordnance Depot (1943-1944)
  • Lewis Lawes (1883-1947), American prison warden and an outspoken proponent of prison reform
  • Kaitlyn Lawes (b. 1988), Canadian gold medalist curler from Winnipeg, Manitoba, member of the Canadian Olympic team at the 2014 Winter Olympics
  • Jon Lawes, English Motoring Author
  • William George Lawes (1839-1907), New Guinea pioneer missionary
  • Sir Nicholas Lawes, Governor of Jamaica from 1718 to 1722
  • Sir John Bennet Lawes (1814-1900), 1st Baronet, an English entrepreneur and agricultural scientist
  • Courtney Lawes (b. 1989), English rugby union player
  • Henry Lawes (1596-1662), English composer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Compositum jus fasque animi
Motto Translation: A mind which respects alike the laws of mutual justice and of God.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The lawes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawes 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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