The roots of the name Lurk are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Lurk was originally found in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Lurk family
The surname Lurk was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The legendary history of this prominent Ayrshire
name claims descent from Loigire Lork, and early King of Ireland
, the father of Aillil Aine.
Early History of the Lurk family
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Lurk Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Lurk has appeared as MacLurg, McLurg, M'Lurg, M'Lorg, M'Lorc, M'Lork, M'Lurgh, M'Lurge, M'Lurgg, M'Clurg and many more.
Early Notables of the Lurk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lurk family to Ireland
Some of the Lurk family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 274 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lurk family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them: Samuel M'Clurg settled in Philadelphia in 1798; Robert M'Clurg settled in America in 1804; Jane, Jackson, Elizabeth, and Archibald M'Clurg settled in America in 1834..
The Lurk 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: Ad metam
Motto Translation: To the mark.