LANCASTERI am in touch with Andrew Lancaster who has a web site
and has a page on names related to Lancaster which mentions Lankshear
and this is from an email
I have various thoughts on the question of how people saw the difference between Lancashire and Lancaster type surnames with all their variant spellings. I believe that at least in Britain, families alternated right into the 19th century, indicating that the two words were at least sometimes felt to be equivalent. Obviously they sound different so the explanation must be in terms of the meaning the words have. In fact, I wonder if it might be true that some people saw Lancaster as the more correct way of writing Lancashire, based upon the correct political terminology? (Lancaster was not a shire but a "county palatinate". Older official documents normally just refer to Lancaster, and rarely to Lancashire I think?) This would in turn seem to imply that Lancaster can sometimes come from Lancashire, but probably Lancashires less often descend from Lancasters? I'd be interested to hear if anyone thinks any of the above makes sense! Best Regards Andrew
Andrew would like some Lankshear's to take part in a DNA relationship testing
he has been running. Check his page for details.
My page on DNA
Andrew has also a Lancaster_Surnames on yahoogroups.com but you need to visit Yahoo and register
I will start collecting Lancaster data as I go
1805 Holden directory of London.
It was a triennial - I think that means they sent out updates 1806 1807.
A very detailed directory.
A residential list and a business list
James Lancester seal engraver 3 Brownlow St Drury Lane
Ebenezer Lankester and Co plumbers glaziers and glass cutters 6 Castle St Oxford market
Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924
Charles Lancaster 2 May 1915 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Nelson Bn. Able
Seaman Mersey Z/50
Ernest Victor Lancaster 1 May 1915 Royal Marine Light Infantry Chatham Bn. Private CH/16274
Frederick Charles Lancaster 6 May 1915 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Anson Bn. Leading Seaman Mersey 5/125