Lawlar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the distinguished surname Lawlar are somewhat obscure. The name is most likely related to the Middle Dutch word "lollaerd," meaning "babbler of nonsense"; alternatively, it is possible that the name is connected to the early Middle English word "lollere," meaning "mumbler," a name applied to a pious person. "Lawlar" was substituted in the 14th century for "Lollard" as a description of the followers of John Wyclif, an English Bible translator who was condemned as a heretic. [1]

Early Origins of the Lawlar family

The surname Lawlar was first found in East England, where the name is thought to have originated. The first known bearer of the name was Elfred le Lollere, who was recorded in the Cartularium Monasterii de Rameseia of Huntingdonshire in 1133. [1]

Early History of the Lawlar family

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Lawlar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lollar, Loller, Lawler, Lawlor, Lawlar, Lollard and many more.

Early Notables of the Lawlar family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Lawlar family to Ireland

Some of the Lawlar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Lawlar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lawlar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Lawlar, who arrived in Maryland in 1677 [2]
Lawlar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Lawlar, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [2]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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