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The surname lawther was originally the name of a place in ancient Berwickshire county, before it came to be the surname of this great family.

lawther Early Origins



The surname lawther was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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lawther Spelling Variations


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lawther Spelling Variations



Although the name, lawther, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Lauder, Laudor, Lawder, Lawther, Leather, Lauther and others.

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lawther Early History


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lawther Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawther research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1057, 1516, 1311, 1297, 1298, 1611, 1646 and 1772 are included under the topic Early lawther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawther Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lawther Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Robert Lauder of Bass (d. 1311), a supporter of William Wallace at Stirling Bridge in 1297, and at...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lawther Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawther In Ireland


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lawther In Ireland



Some of the lawther family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the lawther family name lawther, or who bore a variation of the surname were

lawther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Lawther, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Jane Lawther, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Katherine Lawther, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Mary Lawther, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Sidney Lawther, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lawther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Lawther, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • John Lawther, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • William Lawther, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name lawther (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lawther (post 1700)



  • Sir William "Will" Lawther (1889-1976), English politician and trade unionist
  • Ian Lawther (1939-2010), Northern Irish footballer
  • Steven Lawther, Scottish former Head of Communications for the Scottish Labour Party
  • Charles "Chas" Lawther, British-born Canadian actor, comedian and writer

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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: Sub umbra alarum tuarus
Motto Translation: Under the shadow of thy wings.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The lawther Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawther 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 12 February 2014 at 14:05.

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