The name layner finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a person who worked as alanelier
which was an Old French word denoting a maker of woollen cloth.
The original bearers of this surname were those individuals who dressed, wove and sold wool. The lanelier
would have had his own business premises so that he could have weavers make the wool into sellable garments.
Early Origins of the layner family
The surname layner was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the layner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our layner research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1279, 1292, 1567, 1561, 1588, 1666, 1625, 1666, 1569, 1645 and 1611 are included under the topic Early layner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
layner Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. layner has been recorded under many different variations, including Laner, Lanyer, Layner, Leyner, Laneir and others.
Early Notables of the layner family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Hugo le Layner, a prominent 13th century landholder in Yorkshire; Nicholas Lanier the Elder, a French musician who arrived in England
in 1561 and settled in London; he played the flute and the cornett; and his son, Jerome Lanier, an English musician, sackbut player; and... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early layner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the layner family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name layner or a variant listed above: Temperance Laner, who sailed to Virginia in 1652; and H. Laner, who journeyed to Colorado in 1885.