The surname Stlawran 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.
Early Origins of the Stlawran family
The surname Stlawran was first found in County Clare
(Irish: An Clár) 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.
Early History of the Stlawran family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stlawran 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 Stlawran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stlawran Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, a single person often had their name recorded by church officials and scribes many different ways. Names were typically spelt as they sounded, which resulted in many different spelling variations
. The many versions of the name Stlawran to have been recorded over the years include: St. Lawrence, St. Laurent, St. Laurence and many more.
Early Notables of the Stlawran family (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
1460-1526), Irish soldier and statesman... Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stlawran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stlawran family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1840s, Ireland
experienced a mass exodus to North America due to the Great Potato Famine
. These families wanted to escape from hunger and disease that was ravaging their homeland. With the promise of work, freedom and land overseas, the Irish looked upon British North America and the United States as a means of hope and prosperity. Those that survived the journey were able to achieve this through much hard work and perseverance. Early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Stlawran: Thady St. Laurence who arrived in Canada in 1847; Etiene St Lawrence arrived in New York State in 1775.
The Stlawran 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