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Re: German Ancestry For Lasley's?
Posted by: Kenneth Lasley Date: July 23, 2001 at 15:36:52
In Reply to: German Ancestry For Lasley's? by Mark Lasley of 546

In learning about my heritage I came to know that most inhabitants of Great Britain (English/Scot/Irish) are displaced Europeans. The Keith were chased from Germany by Caesar’s legions in 9 AD, eventually into Scotland.

Because most of these people were continuously at war, various warlords came to their aid. One was Barthol or Bartholomew, thought to be Hungarian. From him clan Leslie began in the eleventh century. Lasley is a variant spelling of Leslie. Barthol was the Chamberlain to Margaret Queen of Scots (also Hungarian).

Many of these displaced Europeans made their way back into Europe, largely as a war lord coming to someone’s aid. Some of these were Leslies. I am sure that one could theorize that there were Leslies in Germany that had never come from Scotland but I think not. However the name Leslie probably has it roots in Germany.

I have never made a connection of Lasley/Leslie to Germany. The Germans are great record keepers. None of their Census lists a Lasley/Leslie, back to the seventeenth century.

There is an ancient castle in Slovenia that has a gate with the Leslie clan coat of arms posted. Two opposing half griffins with a shield between them. Blazing the shield is a belt with three belt buckles. There is a history that connects these three belt buckles with Margaret Queen of Scots, also know as Saint Margaret.

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