In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Loundes surname lived in an area that was referred to as the laund,
which was Old Norman word meaning the open space in a forest
or the lawn. There were a number of locations in England
with this topograghic place-name including Yorkshire
Early Origins of the Loundes family
The surname Loundes was first found in Yorkshire
at Lund, a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire
in the union of Beverley, Bainton-Beacon division of the wapentake
of Harthill. There is also a Lund in Lancashire
in the parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred
of Amounderness but this parish was constituted in 1840.
Early History of the Loundes family
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Loundes Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Loundes are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Loundes include: Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.
Early Notables of the Loundes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loundes family to Ireland
Some of the Loundes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 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 Loundes family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Loundes or a variant listed above: George Lund arrived in New York in 1820; Charles, Henry, John, and Peter Lund all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Henry Lunt settled in Massachusetts in 1633.