The origins of the distinguished surname Lollard are somewhat obscure. The name is most likely related to the Middle Dutch word "lollaerd," meaning "babbler of nonsense"; alternatively, it is possible that the name is connected to the early Middle English word "lollere," meaning "mumbler," a name applied to a pious person. "Lollard" was substituted in the 14th century for "Lollard" as a description of the followers of John Wyclif, an English Bible translator who was condemned as a heretic.
Early Origins of the Lollard family
The surname Lollard was first found in East England
, where the name is thought to have originated. The first known bearer of the name was Elfred le Lollere, who was recorded in the Cartularium Monasterii de Rameseia of Huntingdonshire in 1133.
Early History of the Lollard family
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Lollard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lollar, Loller, Lawler, Lawlor, Lawlar, Lollard and many more.
Early Notables of the Lollard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lollard family to Ireland
Some of the Lollard family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Lollard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Barnard Lollard, who came to Maryland in 1739; Edward Loller, who was listed as a runaway convict, servant, or apprentice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1747.