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lax Early Origins



The surname lax was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times.

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lax Spelling Variations


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lax Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name lax include Lax, Laxe and others.

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lax Early History


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lax Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lax research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1351, 1729, 1741, and 1789 are included under the topic Early lax History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lax Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lax Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lax Notables 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name lax or a variant listed above:

lax Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Lax who arrived in Virginia in 1731
  • George Lax who sailed to America in 1744
  • Christian Lax who arrived in Philadelphia in 1792
  • Christian Ernst Lax, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792

lax Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Lax, aged 55, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Charles Lax, aged 15, landed in New York in 1864

lax Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • N. Lax arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name lax (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lax (post 1700)



  • Samuel Lax, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1923
  • Peter David Lax (b. 1926), American highly-respected mathematician awarded the Wolf Prize in 1987 and the Abel Prize in 2005
  • Robert Lax (1915-2000), American poet
  • Melvin Lax, renowned American physicist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. 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).
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    The lax Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lax 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 28 January 2016 at 13:00.

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