lazenby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name lazenby begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Lazonby, in Cumberland, or in Lazenby, in Yorkshire. The place-name Lazenby and Lazonby have the same etymology. They are derived from the Old Scandinavian words leysingi, which meant "freed men," and by, which meant farm or enclosure. The place-name as a whole means "farm of the freed men." It is possible that the name is derived from the old Scandinavian personal name Leysingr. The Scandinavians have had a lasting impact on the north of England, thanks to the waves of pillage, invasion and colonization which started in the eighth and 9th centuries and ended in the 10th. There are many place-names in the north of England which have Norse and Scandinavian elements.

Early Origins of the lazenby family

The surname lazenby was first found in Yorkshire at Lazenby (Lazonby), which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Lesingebi [1] and was in "the land of the King in Yorkshire." Lazonby is a parish, in the union of Penrith in Cumberland on the west bank of the river Eden. A Roman road passes from north to south, and another intersects the parish in a direction towards Salkeld Gate. At Castle Rigg are the ruins of a moated building. There are also several cairns in the area. [2]

Early History of the lazenby family

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lazenby Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name lazenby has undergone many spelling variations, including Lazenby, Lazinby, Lasynbi, Laysynby, Lasinby and many more.

Early Notables of the lazenby family (pre 1700)

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United States lazenby migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name lazenby were among those contributors:

lazenby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Lazenby, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [3]
  • Thomas Lazenby, who arrived in Virginia in 1672
lazenby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Lazenby, a bonded passenger who settled in America in 1772
lazenby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Birks Lazenby, who was naturalized in New York in 1818
  • Edward Lazenby, who arrived in New York, NY in 1822
  • W H Lazenby, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Walter Lazenby, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Frank Lazenby, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
lazenby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Louis Lazenby, aged 43, who immigrated to America, in 1901
  • Betty Lazenby, aged 22, who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1915
  • John Richard Lazenby, aged 32, who immigrated to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1916
  • John Lazenby, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Reginald G. Lazenby, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Barrow, England, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada lazenby migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lazenby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Ralph Lazenby U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name lazenby (post 1700) +

  • Roland Lazenby, American sportswriter and educator
  • Tracy Lazenby (b. 1959), former English professional rugby player who played from 1983 to 1993
  • Alec Lazenby AO, Australian agricultural botanist and university vice-chancellor
  • George Lazenby (b. 1939), Australian film actor, best known for his portrayal of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook
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