The ancestors of the Loynds family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived near a grove deriving its origin from the Old English word lundr,
which means grove.
Early Origins of the Loynds family
The surname Loynds was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Loynds family
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Loynds Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Loynds were recorded, including Lowndes, Lownde, Lownd, Lownes and others.
Early Notables of the Loynds family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loynds family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Loynds arrived in North America very early: Edward Lownes settled in Virginia in 1637; Mary Lownes settled with her husband in Virginia in 1652; John and Alexander Lownd settled in Virginia in 1635.