lawrense History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lawrense name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. lawrense is derived from the name Lawrence. This name is in turn derived from the Latin name Laurentius, which literally means man from Laurentium, a town in Italy named for its laurels or bay trees. The popularity of this name in medieval Europe is due to the exploits of a saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century.
Early Origins of the lawrense family
The surname lawrense was first found in Lancashire at Yealand-Redmayne, a township, in the parish of Warton, union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands. "Yealand Hall, an ancient dwelling at Yealand-Storrs in the township, seems to have been possessed in the reign of Henry VIII. by the family of Lawrence, who held the manor of "Yeland-Redmayn" as of the manor of Warton." 
Important Dates for the lawrense family
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lawrense Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name lawrense were recorded, including Lawrence, Laurence, Lawerence, Lawrance and many more.
Early Notables of the lawrense family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Laurence (1598-1657), an English churchman and academic, at the age of 16 he attended Balliol College, Oxford (1614); Sir John Lawrence (died 1692), an English merchant and politician, Lord...
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Migration of the lawrense family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the lawrense family emigrate to North America: George and Elizabeth Lawrance, who settled in Virginia in 1641; Anne and John Lawrence settled in Virginia with their seven children in 1676; Ben, Edward, Elizabeth, J.R. John, Joseph, Lewis, Mary, Phillip, Thomas, and William Lawrence, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.