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 Lujan Coat of Arms
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Origin Displayed: Spanish

Spelling variations of this family name include: LujŠn, Lujano, Lujůn, Lugano and others.

First found in an agricultural community near the district of BoltaŮa in Aragon.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso De Lujan who immigrated to Peru in 1534; Hernando De Lujan who arrived in Ecuador in 1577; and Ana de Lujan who came to New Spain in 1597. Among later settlers was Cecilio Lujan who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1881.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Lujan
  • Ben Ray LujŠn (b. 1972), U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district
  • Manuel Lujan (b. 1928), United States Secretary of the Interior from 1989 to 1993
  • Fernando Lujan (b. 1949), Mexican film and television actor
  • Daniela LujŠn (b. 1988), Mexican pop singer and actress



Learn More About Spanish Surnames


THE REGIONS OF SPAIN

Aragon


Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.

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THE MOORS

Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.

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SPAIN

Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.

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THE VISIGOTHS

In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.

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