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The rich and ancient history of the lawrenson family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes 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.

lawrenson Early Origins



The surname lawrenson 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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lawrenson Spelling Variations


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lawrenson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name lawrenson have been found, including Lawrence, Laurence, Lawerence, Lawrance and many more.

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lawrenson Early History


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lawrenson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawrenson research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1150, 1598, 1657, 1614, 1692, 1664, 1665, 1618, 1699, 1635, 1672, 1674 and 1691 are included under the topic Early lawrenson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawrenson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lawrenson Early Notables (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...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lawrenson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name lawrenson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

lawrenson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Fra, Lawrenson Jr., who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Lawrence Lawrenson, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Margaret Lawrenson, who landed in Maryland in 1673

lawrenson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Gifford Lawrenson, aged 45, a mason, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Margaret Lawrenson, aged 45, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Ursilla Lawrenson, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Oliver J. Lawrenson, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • James Lawrenson, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The lawrenson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawrenson 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.

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