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The name Lounsbury is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family 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 and Lancashire.

Lounsbury Early Origins



The surname Lounsbury 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.

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Lounsbury Spelling Variations


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Lounsbury Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Lounsbury family name include Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.

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Lounsbury Early History


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Lounsbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lounsbury research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1183 are included under the topic Early Lounsbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lounsbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lounsbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Lounsbury In Ireland


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Lounsbury In Ireland



Some of the Lounsbury 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Lounsbury surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Lounsbury Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harriett Lounsbury, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Charles E. Lounsbury, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Herbert D. Lounsbury, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Geo. H. Lounsbury, aged 29, who landed in America from London, England, in 1918
  • Greda P Lounsbury, aged 31, who settled in America from London, England, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lounsbury Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Isaac Lounsbury U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Lounsbury U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Sarah Lounsbury U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lounsbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lounsbury (post 1700)



  • Jim Lounsbury (1923-2006), American radio news anchor, guest-host for Dick Clark on American Bandstand
  • Hewitt "Hoots" Lounsbury (1911-1971), American politician, Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska (1958 to 1959)
  • Phineas Chapman Lounsbury (1841-1925), American politician, 53rd Governor of Connecticut (1889 to 1901)
  • Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury (1838-1915), American literary historian and critic, member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • Michael Lounsbury (b. 1966), American organizational theorist
  • Floyd Glenn Lounsbury (1914-1998), American ling Uist, anthropologist and Mayanist scholar
  • Herbert Lounsbury, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952
  • George Edward Lounsbury (1838-1904), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 12th District, 1895-96; Governor of Connecticut, 1899-1901
  • Charles H. Lounsbury (b. 1849), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Seymour, 1878; Member of Connecticut State Senate 17th District, 1911-12
  • Andrew Lounsbury, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Senate 21st District, 1922
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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