Early Origins of the Lorderdale family
The surname Lorderdale was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire
. The name was first recorded in 1472 in Latherdale in West Berwickshire.
Early History of the Lorderdale family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorderdale research.Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1477 is included under the topic Early Lorderdale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lorderdale Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Lorderdale occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Lauderdale, Latherdale, Lawderdale, Lauderdall, Lauderdal, Lorderdale and many more.
Early Notables of the Lorderdale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lorderdale family to Ireland
Some of the Lorderdale family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lorderdale family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Lorderdale, or a spelling variation of the surname include: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. Robert Lauderdale settled in New York in 1812..