Lescington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Lescington family
The surname Lescington was first found in Gloucestershire at Lassington, a parish, in the Lower division of the hundred of Dudstone and King's-Barton.  One of the first records of the name was found in Essex where John de Lessington took possession of the manor Theydon in 1248 for 100 marks.
Early History of the Lescington family
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Lescington Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lescington have been found, including Lasington, Lesington, Lesingham, Lasingham, Lusingham, Lusington, Lessington, Lassington, Lexington, Lecksington, Lacksington, Laxington and many more.
Early Notables of the Lescington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lescington family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lescington, or a variant listed above: Thomas and Fanny Lessington and their son and daughter, who arrived in New York on May 8, 1858 aboard the " Isaac Webb" from Liverpool, England..
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.