Lyde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lyde family

The surname Lyde was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Lyde family

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Lyde Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lyde, Lyd, Leyde, Lide, Layde, Lyte, Lite, Leyte and others.

Early Notables of the Lyde family (pre 1700)

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United States Lyde migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyde Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Stephen Lyde, who landed in Virginia in 1715 [1]
  • Cornelius Lyde, who landed in Virginia in 1737 [1]
  • Edward Lyde, who arrived in New York, NY in 1796 [1]
Lyde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Lyde, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]

Canada Lyde migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyde Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • George Lyde, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Byfield Lyde, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

Australia Lyde migration to Australia +

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

Lyde Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Hannah Lyde who was convicted in Wells, Somerset, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "Emma Eugenia" on 25th October 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Miss Hannah Lyde who was convicted in Wells, Somerset, England for 7 years , transported aboard the "Aurora" on 22nd April 1851, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lyde (post 1700) +

  • John Lyde, American movie director
  • Thomas Lyde Hornbrook (1807-1855), British marine artist who exhibited in the Royal Academy (1836 and 1844), marine painter to the Duchess of Kent and her daughter Victoria (1833)


The Lyde Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non sibi
Motto Translation: Not for one's self.


  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th April 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emma-eugenia
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora


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