Early Origins of the Lesenton family
The surname Lesenton was first found in Gloucestershire
at Lassington, a parish, in the Lower division of the hundred
of Dudstone and King's-Barton. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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 Lesenton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lesenton research.Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600 and 1153 are included under the topic Early Lesenton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lesenton Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Lesenton were recorded, including Lasington, Lesington, Lesingham, Lasingham, Lusingham, Lusington, Lessington, Lassington, Lexington, Lecksington, Lacksington, Laxington and many more.
Early Notables of the Lesenton family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Lesenton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lesenton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Lesenton family emigrate to North America: 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..