The surname ‘Lord’ originates from England. It is derived from the nickname for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or had earned the title in some contest of skill, or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities. It may also sometimes have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor himself. The word derives from the Old English word ‘hlaford’, from the earlier ‘hlaf-weard’, meaning ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Lord’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Roger le Lord’, from the county of Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Thomas Lord’, aged 50, from the city of London, England. He emigrated to North America i… Coat of arms: Argent on a fesse gules between three…
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