James Laughton

Brief Life History of James

When James Laughton was born in 1838, in Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Laughton, was 44 and his mother, Mary Woodcock, was 33. He married Elizabeth Dobson on 26 March 1871, in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Balby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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James Laughton
Elizabeth Dobson
Marriage: 26 March 1871
Richard Laughton
James Henry Laughton
William Laughton
Florence Annie Laughton
Elizabeth Laughton

Sources (18)

  • James Laughton in household of Joseph Dobson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Laughton - Government record: birth: 1838; Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • James Laughton, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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Name Meaning


habitational name from Laughton en le Morthen in Yorkshire, Laughton in Leicestershire or any of the two places called Laughton in Lincolnshire (one near Gainsborough and another near Folkingham). The places are named with Old English lēac ‘leek’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, meaning ‘village or farm where leeks are grown’. It may sometimes have alternated with Leighton , which is mostly from placenames with the same etymology.

variant of Lawton .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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