Lesington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lesington family

The surname Lesington was first found in Gloucestershire at Lassington, a parish, in the Lower division of the hundred of Dudstone and King's-Barton. [1] 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.

Important Dates for the Lesington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lesington research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600 and 1153 are included under the topic Early Lesington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lesington 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 Lesington include Lasington, Lesington, Lesingham, Lasingham, Lusingham, Lusington, Lessington, Lassington, Lexington, Lecksington, Lacksington, Laxington and many more.

Early Notables of the Lesington family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lesington family

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 Lesington 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..

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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