Lighthall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lighthall family

The surname Lighthall was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire when Michael Lightholers held the estates.

Early History of the Lighthall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lighthall research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1621 are included under the topic Early Lighthall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lighthall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lightoller, Lightowler, Lightowlers, Liteowler, Liteoller and many more.

Early Notables of the Lighthall family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lighthall family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Lighthall (post 1700) +

  • Constance Lighthall, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2012 [1]
  • William Douw Lighthall K.C., LL.D., F.R.S.C., (1857-1954), Canadian lawyer, historian, novelist, poet, philosopher, anthologist, and editor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1902


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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