Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the region of London. Londish is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Londish family
The first is that it was derived from the Anglo-Saxon name Lunden or the Middle Welsh names Llundein or Lundein as mentioned above. CITATION[CLOSE]
The second thought is that the family were in fact, Norman. In this scenerio, the first record of the family was "William de Londres, one of the conquerors of Glamorgan, 1090, ancestor of the Lords Loundres of Naas." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Londish family
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Londish Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Londish family name include London, Londen, Lunnen, Lundin, Lunden, Londoner, Londner and many more.
Early Notables of the Londish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Londish family to Ireland
Some of the Londish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Londish family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Londish surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John London who settled in Virginia in 1636; Humphrey London settled in Virginia in 1639; Richard London settled in New England in 1654; Alice London settled in Barbados in 1665.
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