Lunday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lunday family

The surname Lunday was first found in Fife, 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.

Early History of the Lunday family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lunday research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1178, 1489, 1546, 1558, 1496, 1500 and 1498 are included under the topic Early Lunday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lunday Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lundy, Lundie and others.

Early Notables of the Lunday family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lunday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Lunday family to Ireland

Some of the Lunday family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lunday migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lunday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Lunday, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lunday (post 1700) +

  • David Lunday, American director and actor, known for The Maestro (2016)
  • Russel Lunday (b. 1939), American actor from Billings, Montana, known for his roles in Jerry Maguire (1996), Say Anything... (1989) and Quantum Leap (1989)
  • James Lunday, American actor, known for Ugliest House on the Block (2008), HGTV Showdown (2008) and In a Fix (2004)
  • Brian J. Lunday, American Associate Professor of Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Ed Lunday, American homesteader and first postmaster in what would later become known as Cleora, Oklahoma, founded in 1900, named after his sister Cleora Ann Lunday
  • Lewis Kenneth "Kayo" Lunday (1912-2005), American football offensive lineman for the New York Giants from Cleora, Oklahoma (1937–1941, 1946–1947)
  • McLin Lunday (1792-1834), American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1834


The Lunday Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dei dono sum quod sum
Motto Translation: By the bounty of God, I am what I am.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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