lawther History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the lawther family

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.

Important Dates for the lawther family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawther research. Another 123 words (9 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.

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.

Early Notables of the lawther family (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.

Migration of the lawther family to Ireland

Some of the lawther family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lawther migration to the United States

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 Atlantic. 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 [1]
  • Jane Lawther, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Katherine Lawther, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Mary Lawther, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Sidney Lawther, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • John Lawther, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]
  • William Lawther, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]

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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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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