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The surname St Lawrant is derived from the Old English personal names Lorens and Laurence, which were derived from the Latin name Laurentius. This name referred to a man from Laurentum, a town in Italy that was probably named for its laurels or bay trees. St. Lawrence, who was born in Huesca in Spain, became a deacon of Rome and was martyred in 258 AD, during the persecution of Valerianus. He gained a large following throughout Europe.

St Lawrant Early Origins



The surname St Lawrant was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where the family have been seated since the year 1177 having been granted their original lands by Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, for the family's distinguished assistance in the invasion of Ireland in the year 1172.

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St Lawrant Spelling Variations


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St Lawrant Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often spelled early surnames as they sounded. This practice often resulted in many spelling variations of even a single name. Early versions of the name St Lawrant included: St. Lawrence, St. Laurent, St. Laurence and many more.

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St Lawrant Early History


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St Lawrant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our St Lawrant research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1503, 16 k, 1907, 1430, 1st , 1462, 1465, 1435, 1488, 1460, 1526, 1485, 1542, 1589, 1550, 1607, 1568, 1619, 1597, 1643, 1628 and 1671 are included under the topic Early St Lawrant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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St Lawrant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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St Lawrant Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Christopher St Lawrence (d.1430), 1st Baron Howth; Christopher St Lawrence, 2nd Baron Howth (died 1462 or 1465), an Anglo-Irish nobleman; Robert St.Lawrence, 3rd Baron Howth (1435-ca.1488), Lord Chancellor of Ireland; Nicholas St Lawrence, 4th Baron Howth (c. 1460-1526), Irish soldier and statesman...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early St Lawrant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the mid-19th century, Ireland experienced one of the worst periods in its entire history. During this decade in order to ease the pressure of the soil, which was actually depleted by the effects of the previous years' grain crops, landowners forced tenant farmers and peasants onto tiny plots of land that barely provided the basic sustenance a family required. Conditions were worsened, though, by the population of the country, which was growing fast to roughly eight million. So when the Great Potato Famine of the mid-1840s hit, starvation and diseases decimated the population. Thousands of Irish families left the country for British North America and the United States. The new immigrants were often accommodated either in the opening western frontiers or as cheap unskilled labor in the established centers. In early passenger and immigration lists there are many immigrants bearing the name St Lawrant: Thady St. Laurence who arrived in Canada in 1847; Etiene St Lawrence arrived in New York State in 1775.

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Motto


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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: Qui pense
Motto Translation: Who thinks


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The St Lawrant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The St Lawrant Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 October 2012 at 12:56.

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