Lancaster Surname Origin
(Locality). A town and county of England, the castle or city on the Loyne or Lan river. The Britons called it Caerwerydd. (See Chester.)
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Lancaster Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Lancaster family history than the origin of your surname:
A Lancaster Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738
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