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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2014

Where did the English Look family come from? What is the English Look family crest and coat of arms? When did the Look family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Look family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Luck, Luke, Louk, Louke, Loucks, Lucke and others.

First found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Look research. Another 184 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1582, 1600, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Look History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Look Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Look family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Look Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Karl Bogislaw Look, aged 34, arrived in America in 1843
  • S W Look, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Ernest Look, who landed in Arkansas in 1894

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  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Look Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Look Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 October 2010 at 13:01.

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