The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Lisenbee come from when the family resided in Lazonby, in Cumberland
, or in Lazenby, in Yorkshire
. The place-name Lazenby and Lazonby have the same etymology. They are derived from the Old Scandinavian words leysingi,
which meant "freed men," and by,
which meant farm or enclosure. The place-name as a whole means "farm of the freed men." It is possible that the name is derived from the old Scandinavian personal name
Leysingr. The Scandinavians have had a lasting impact on the north of England
, thanks to the waves of pillage, invasion and colonization which started in the eighth and 9th centuries and ended in the 10th. There are many place-names in the north of England
which have Norse and Scandinavian elements.
Early Origins of the Lisenbee family
The surname Lisenbee was first found in Yorkshire
at Lazenby (Lazonby), which dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Lesingebi CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and was in "the land of the King in Yorkshire." Lazonby is a parish, in the union of Penrith in Cumberland
on the west bank of the river Eden. A Roman road passes from north to south, and another intersects the parish in a direction towards Salkeld Gate. At Castle Rigg are the ruins of a moated building. There are also several cairns in the area. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Lisenbee family
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Lisenbee Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Lisenbee has been recorded under many different variations, including Lazenby, Lazinby, Lasynbi, Laysynby, Lasinby and many more.
Early Notables of the Lisenbee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lisenbee family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lisenbee or a variant listed above: Thomas Lazenby, who arrived in Virginia in 1672; William Lazinby who arrived in Maryland in 1744; William Lazenby, a bonded passenger who came to America in 1772.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lisenbee (post 1700)
- Horace Milton "Hod" Lisenbee (1898-1987), American Major League Baseball pitcher whose played over 28 years (1921–1949)