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Where did the German Lux family come from? What is the German Lux family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lux family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lux family history?The roots of the German surname Lux can be traced to Swabia, now the region of Baden-Wurrtemberg. The name may be a diminutive of the personal name Lukas, used as a surname to mean "son of Laux." Alternatively, the name may be of nickname origin, deriving from the German word "Luchs," meaning "lynx." In this case, the name would have been first borne by someone with keen eyesight.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Laux, Lux, Loux, Luchs, Luch, Lauck, Lukart and others.
First found in the village of Geislingen, where Hans Lux, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1484. The name spread throughout Swabia during its earliest years, eventually emerging in other regions of Germany as well.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lux research. Another 168 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1555, 1568, 1612, 1642, 1773, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Lux History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lux Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Thomasin Lux, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
Lux Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- G C Lux, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791
- Christopher Lux, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1799
Lux Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Christian Lux, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
- Henry Lux, who arrived in New York, NY in 1838
- Johann Hubert Lux, who arrived in Texas in 1844
- Jacob Lux, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1847
- Joseph Lux, who landed in New York in 1850
- Meade Lux (1905-1964), American pianist and composer
- Gwen Lux (1908-1987), among America’s pioneer women sculptors
- Daniel Scott “Danny” Lux (b. 1969), American BMI Award-winning composer
- Lillian Lux (1918-2005), Israeli- American singer, author, songwriter and actor
- Darby Lux (1695-1750), American mariner, merchant, and Justice of Baltimore County
- Darby Lux (1737-1795), active patriot of the American Revolution
- Peter Lux (b. 1962), German former footballer
- Loretta Lux (b. 1969), German fine art photographer
- Hermann Lux (1904-1999), prominent German inorganic chemist
- Amelie Lux (b. 1977), German sailor
- Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
- Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
- Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
- Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
- Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
- Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
- Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
- Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
The Lux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lux 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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