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.
Early Origins of the lawford family
The surname lawford was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the lawford family
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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.
Early Notables of the lawford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lawford family to the New World and Oceana
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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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
Historic Events for the lawford family
- Mr. George V Lawford, British, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html