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