Origins Available: English
The name Liner is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a person who worked as alanelier
which was an Old French word denoting a maker of woollen cloth.
The original bearers of this surname were those individuals who dressed, wove and sold wool. The lanelier
would have had his own business premises so that he could have weavers make the wool into sellable garments.
Early Origins of the Liner family
The surname Liner was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Liner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liner research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1279, 1292, 1567, 1561, 1588, 1666, 1625, 1666, 1569, 1645 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Liner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Liner Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Liner include Laner, Lanyer, Layner, Leyner, Laneir and others.
Early Notables of the Liner family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Hugo le Layner, a prominent 13th century landholder in Yorkshire; Nicholas Lanier the Elder, a French musician who arrived in England
in 1561 and settled in London; he played the flute and the cornett; and his son, Jerome Lanier, an English musician, sackbut player; and... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Liner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Liner family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Liner were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Liner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Carl A. Joh. Liner, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1892
Liner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- E. M. Liner, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
- Fannie Liner, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1909