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The origins of the lawford name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name lawford was originally derived from a family having lived in the parish of Lawford in the county of Essex. This place-name was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as land owned by the King. Lawfiord later became the site of Lawford Hall, which was an Elizabethan manor.

lawford Early Origins



The surname lawford was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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lawford Spelling Variations


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lawford Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname lawford include Lawford, Lauford, Lawforde, Laweford and others.

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lawford Early History


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lawford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawford research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1682, and 1710 are included under the topic Early lawford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lawford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lawford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

lawford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Lawford, who sailed to Virginia in 1649
  • William Lawford to Barbados in 1671
  • Richard Lawford to Barbados in 1671

lawford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Betty Teesdale Lawford, aged 1, who landed in America from England, in 1907
  • Charles H. Lawford, aged 33, who emigrated to America from Leicester, England, in 1907
  • Algernon Lawford, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Liversedge, England, in 1908
  • Egerton C. B. Lawford, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Ernest Lawford, aged 38, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name lawford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lawford (post 1700)



  • Christopher Kennedy Lawford (b. 1955), American actor, nephew of John F. Kennedy
  • James Lawford, English lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst
  • Herbert Lawford (1851-1925), British tennis player
  • Hugh Lawford, Canadian prominent professor of law
  • Peter Lawford (1923-1984), British born distinguished actor

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lawford Historic Events


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lawford Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. George V Lawford, British, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. 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.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The lawford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawford 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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