Lord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Lord is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a hlalord which meant keeper of the loaf. This person was responsible for supplying food to those under his care. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Early Origins of the Lord family

The surname Lord was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Lord family

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Lord Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Lord include Lord, Lorde and others.

Early Notables of the Lord family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lord family to Ireland

Some of the Lord family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Lord migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Lord Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Lord, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1632 [1]
  • Thomas and Dorothy Lord his wife, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Ann Lord, aged 14, who arrived in America in 1635 [1]
  • Aymie Lord, aged 6, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]
  • Dorothy Lord, aged 4, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lord Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matthew Lord, who settled in New Hampshire in 1718
  • Shadrick Lord, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • Jean Lord, who arrived in C,onnecticut in 1763 [1]
  • Pierre Lord, who landed in Connecticut in 1763 [1]
  • Louis Lord, who landed in Connecticut in 1763 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lord Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Lord, who landed in America in 1807 [1]
  • Richard Lord, one of the founders of Hartford Connecticut, and who served as a law officer in the colonies
  • Jose Lord, aged 28, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • B Lord, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1836 [1]
  • John Lord, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
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Lord migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lord Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Gilles Lord, aged 21, who landed in Canada in 1694
Lord Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Lord, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Lord Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Christopher Lord, aged 7 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Pursuit" departing 4th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 23rd June 1847 but he died on board [2]
  • R H Lord, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Lord migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lord Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Lord, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • John Lord, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Jacob Lord, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. Henry Lord, (b. 1809), aged 28, Cornish stone mason travelling aboard the ship "Alfred" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st December 1837 [6]
  • Mrs. Grace Lord, (b. 1808), aged 29, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Alfred" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st December 1837 [6]
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Lord migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lord Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • J Lord, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • Mr. James Lord, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tobago" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 14th September 1842 [7]
  • Mr. Michael Lord, British settler, as the 2nd Detachment of New Zealand Corps of Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Minerva" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th October 1847 [8]
  • Mr. William Lord, (b. 1841), aged 20, English labourer, from Yorkshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th December 1861 [7]
  • Sarah Lord, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lord (post 1700)

  • Walter Lord (1917-2002), American author, best known for his non-fiction book "A Night to Remember," about the sinking of the RMS Titanic
  • Miles Welton Lord (1919-2016), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1950; U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1961-66; U.S. District Judge for Minnesota, 1966
  • Major-General Royal Bertrand Lord (1899-1963), American Commanding General Assembly Command, European Theater of Operations (1945) [9]
  • Brigadier-General Kenneth Prince Lord (1888-1957), American Chief of Staff 1st Army (1941-1944) [10]
  • William Lord (1841-1915), American Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War
  • Jack Lord (1920-1998), born John Joseph Patrick Ryan, an American television, film, and Broadway actor, best remembered for his role in the television series "Hawaii Five-O"
  • John Lord (1810-1894), American historian and lecturer
  • Bert Lord (1869-1939), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1915-21, 1924-30; Member of New York State Senate 40th District, 1930-34 [11]
  • Balfour Bowen Thorn Lord (1906-1965), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1943-45; Chair of Mercer County Democratic Party, 1949-65; New Jersey Democratic State Chair, 1961-65 [11]
  • Arthur H. Lord, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Gilford; Elected 1938 [11]
  • ... (Another 83 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 84)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Royal Lord. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lord/Royal_Bertrand/USA.html
  10. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Kenneth Lord. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lord/Kenneth_Prince/USA.html
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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