The ancient history of the Lounds name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided 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 Lounds family
The surname Lounds 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 Lounds family
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Lounds Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Lounds include Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.
Early Notables of the Lounds family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lounds family to Ireland
Some of the Lounds 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 Lounds family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lounds Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Jane Lounds, aged 25, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml