Lawnay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Lawnay family
The surname Lawnay was first found in London where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that city.
Early History of the Lawnay family
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Lawnay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Delawny, Delauney, De Laune, De Lune, Delaune, Delorney, Dalorney, Deloney, Delony, De Lawny and many more.
Early Notables of the Lawnay family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Paul Delaune (c.1584-c.1654), an English physician, Gresham Professor of Physic during the Interregnum, graduated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1608.)
William Delaune (d. 1610), was a French divine and physician, was a native of France, where he became a Protestant minister.
His son, Gideon Delaune or Delawne (1565?-1659), was an English apothecary, eldest son of William Delaune, a French Protestant pastor, was born at Rheims...
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Migration of the Lawnay family to Ireland
Some of the Lawnay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lawnay family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francois DeLaunay, who came to Virginia in 1700; John Delaunay, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1806; H Delauney, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1810; as well as Alexandre Delaunay, who was naturalized in the Marine Court, New York City in 1834..