The distinguished surname Lonas is of German origin. It is derived from the German personal name
"Apollonius," which is itself derived from "Apollo," the name of the Greek god of the arts, archery, and divination. The surname was probably originally used to indicate "a son of Apollonius."
Early Origins of the Lonas family
The surname Lonas was first found in Westphalia
, where the surname Lonas was thought to have originated. The young Lonas family was instrumental during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of medieval Westphalian
society. An early record mentions der Lönis zu Mülhausen in a document that dates back to 1350.
Early History of the Lonas family
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Lonas Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lohnes, Löhnes, Lonis, Lönis, Lönnies, Lonas and many more.
Early Notables of the Lonas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lonas family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lonas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frank E. Lonas, who landed in America, in 1904
- Mrs. Frank E. Lonas, who landed in America, in 1904
- Simonas Lonas, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Glenboig, in 1904
- Bertha N. Lonas, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1909
- Frank Ellsworth Lonas, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1911
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Lonas Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Lonas, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867