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lawn is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The lawn family lived in Staffordshire. Their name is derived from the Old English word lanu and literally translates as dweller in the Lane.

lawn Early Origins



The surname lawn was first found in Staffordshire where the family claim descent from De La Lane as listed in the Roll of Battle Abbey. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
This source continues "a family illustrious in history for the part they took in the preservation of King Charles II. After the battle of Worcester, Col. John Lane, head of the house, received the fugitive Prince at his mansion of Bentley, whence his Majesty was conveyed in disguise by the Colonel's eldest sister, Jane Lane, to her cousin Mrs. Norton's residence in Bristol. This loyal lady received after the Restoration an annual pension of 1,000 for life. Her brother, the cavalier Col. Lane was granted the especial badge of honour, the arms of England (three lions passant guardant on a red field) in a canton for his efforts." The Royal Crown in the crest also bears to the family's recognition as does the family motto which translates as "Guard the King."Bentley Hall [in Bentley, Staffordshire], the ancient manor-house of the Lane family, is distinguished as the residence of Colonel Lane. The Hall is a neat building standing on an eminence." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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lawn Spelling Variations


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lawn Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. lawn has been recorded under many different variations, including Lane, Lawn, Lone, Loan, Lain, Laine and others.

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lawn Early History


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lawn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawn research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1675, 1630, 1644, 1660, 1662, 1660, 1663, 1663, 1667, 1667, 1675, 1609, 1667, 1661, 1667, 1651, 1626, 1689, 1651 and are included under the topic Early lawn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lawn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Benjamin Lany (Laney) (1591-1675), an English academic and bishop from Ipswich, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge (1630-1644) and (1660-1662), Bishop of Peterborough (1660-1663) of Lincoln (1663-1667) and of Ely (1667-1675); Colonel John Lane of Bentley (1609-1667), English Member of Parliament for Lichfield, Staffordshire...

Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lawn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawn In Ireland


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lawn In Ireland



Some of the lawn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 151 words (11 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. lawns were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

lawn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Lawn, who landed in Maryland in 1638

lawn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Lawn, who arrived in America in 1795

lawn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Lawn, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Lawn, aged 19, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864

lawn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Lawn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Jane Lawn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Caroline Lawn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847

lawn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Lawn arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name lawn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lawn (post 1700)



  • John J. Lawn, American state legislator serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • John C. "Jack" Lawn, American Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (1985-1990)
  • Chris Lawn (b. 1972), Irish former Tyrone Gaelic footballer

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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: Garde le Roy
Motto Translation: Guard the king.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The lawn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawn 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.

This page was last modified on 16 March 2016 at 13:55.

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