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The ancestors of the Lightfert family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Lightfert was a name given to a swift runner. The surname Lightfert is derived from the Old English words leoht, which means light, and fot, which means foot. Occasionally, this name was applied as an occupational surname to a messenger.

Early Origins of the Lightfert family


The surname Lightfert was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Lightfert family

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Early History of the Lightfert family


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Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1303, 1602 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Lightfert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lightfert Spelling Variations

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Lightfert Spelling Variations


Lightfert has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Lightfert have been found, including Lightfoot, Lightford, Lightfoote and others.

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Early Notables of the Lightfert family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Lightfert family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Lightfert family to Ireland

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Migration of the Lightfert family to Ireland


Some of the Lightfert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Lightfert family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Lightfert family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Lightferts to arrive on North American shores: John Lightfoot settled in Virginia in 1610; ten years before the "Mayflower"; another John Lightfoote settled in Virginia in 1623; William Lightfoot settled in Virginia in 1689.

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