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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lufkin, Lufkyn, Luffkin and others.

First found in Salop (Shropshire) where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1221 when Luuken held estates.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lufkin research. Another 320 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1348, 1358, 1365, 1366, 1455, 1487, and 1660 are included under the topic Early Lufkin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lufkin Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Hugh Lufkin, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1654

Lufkin Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • J Lufkin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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  • Captain Abraham P Lufkin, American cotton merchant and city councilman, eponym of Lufkyn, Texas
  • Cynthia Lufkin (1962-2013), American philanthropist and cancer research advocate, Co-Chairman of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation


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  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Lufkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lufkin 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.

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