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The name Lonsdale has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Lonsdale, which was in the county of Lancashire. The original bearers lived in the valley of the Lon, a river that flowed from Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) into Lancashire.

Lonsdale Early Origins



The surname Lonsdale was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Lonsdale Spelling Variations


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Lonsdale Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lonsdale have been found, including Lonsdale, Londsdale and others.

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Lonsdale Early History


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Lonsdale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lonsdale research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1260 is included under the topic Early Lonsdale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lonsdale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lonsdale Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lonsdale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lonsdale, or a variant listed above:

Lonsdale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Lonsdale, who arrived in St. Christopher in 1722
  • William Lonsdale, a Church Minister, who arrived in South Carolina in 1766

Lonsdale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Lonsdale, on record as a "British Alien" in Rhode Island during the war of 1812
  • John Lonsdale, who came to Philadelphia in 1820
  • George Lonsdale, who was on record in Washington Co. Pennsylvania in 1824
  • George Lonsdale, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1824
  • James Lonsdale, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1824
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lonsdale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adelaide M. Lonsdale, aged 27, who settled in America from Belfast, in 1902
  • Edward Lonsdale, aged 47, who landed in America from Lencastle, in 1906
  • Elizabeth Lonsdale, aged 31, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1908
  • Ellen S. Lonsdale, aged 24, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Elizabeth Lonsdale, aged 1, who settled in America from Wheatley Hill, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lonsdale Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Thomas Lonsdale arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  • Jane Lonsdale (aged 19), a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

Lonsdale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Dorothea Lonsdale arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lonsdale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lonsdale (post 1700)



  • Harold K. "Harry" Lonsdale (1932-2014), American scientist, businessman, and former politician
  • Harry Lonsdale, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1990, 1992, 1992
  • William Lonsdale (1794-1871), English geologist
  • Hugh Cecil Lowther Lonsdale (1857-1944), English sportsman
  • Harry Lonsdale (d. 1923), English stage and silent film actor
  • Frederick Lonsdale (1881-1954), English dramatist
  • Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971), Irish crystallographer
  • Michel Lonsdale (b. 1931), French born, film and stage actor
  • Errol Lonsdale (1913-2003), Indian born, British army Major General

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Lonsdale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lonsdale Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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