The surname ‘Law’ originates from England, and Scotland. It is derived from a Middle English pet form of the name ‘Lawrence’. It is also a topographic name for someone that lived near a hill, form the Northern Middle English word ‘law’ (from the Old English word ‘hlaw’ meaning ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’). Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Law’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘William de la Lawe’, from the county of Northumberland, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Historical, Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the name was brought to America by immigrants from the British Isles. One of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘Richard Law’, who emigrated from England to America in 1638, and in 1641 was one of the founders of Stamford, Connecticut. Today, ‘Law’ is the ‘One Thousand and Ninety Sixth’ most common surname in North America .. We found mor… Coat of arms: Erminies on a ben…
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