Lount History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Lount come 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 and Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Lount family
The surname Lount 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 Lount family
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Lount Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Lount has been recorded under many different variations, including Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.
Early Notables of the Lount family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lount family to Ireland
Some of the Lount family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lount migration to Canada +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lount or a variant listed above:
Lount Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Gabriel Lount, who arrived in Canada in 1832
Contemporary Notables of the name Lount (post 1700) +
- W. B. Lount, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, 1901 
- Samuel Lount Kilbourne (1838-1925), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan National Democratic Party State Executive Committee, 1899; Member of Michigan National Democratic State Central Committee, 1899 
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