The name Lords 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 Lords family
The surname Lords was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Lords family
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Lords 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 Lords include Lord, Lorde and others.
Early Notables of the Lords family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lords family to Ireland
Some of the Lords family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 118 words (8 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 Lords family to the New World and Oceana
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: Richard Lord, one of the founders of Hartford Connecticut, and who served as a law officer in the colonies; James Lord settled in Barbados in 1660; Thomas and Dorothy Lord his wife, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.