Show ContentsLucash History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lucash is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Luke. This surname followed the religious naming tradition, where surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint. In this case the surname Lucash was taken from St. Luke the Evangelist.

Early Origins of the Lucash family

The surname Lucash was first found in Nottinghamshire where the singular name Lucas was listed c. 1150. A few years later, Eurard Lucas was listed as a Knights Templar in Hertfordshire 1153-1185. 1

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had two entries for the name as a forename: Lucas Cacherellus, Norfolk; and Lucas Bercator, Cambridgeshire. 2 In Somerset, John Lucas was listed 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 3

"Lucas is a name established in various parts of England. It was represented in this county as well as in Norfolk in the reign of Edward I." 4

"Why the name of this evangelist should have become a family name in its original form, while the other three are only so in their Anglicized shape, is not apparent." 5

Early History of the Lucash family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lucash research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1606, 1610, 1613, 1631, 1633, 1635, 1639, 1640, 1648, 1649, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665, 1669, 1671, 1672, 1675, 1676, 1680, 1686, 1687, 1688, 1693, 1702, 1705, 1713, 1715, 1769, 1771, 1786, 1791, 1808, 1816, 1830, 1832, 1839, 1840, 1843, 1854, 1856, 1859, 1865, 1866, 1869 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Lucash History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lucash Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Lucash include Lucas, Lucass, Lukas and others.

Early Notables of the Lucash family

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Lucas (1598-1649), a Royalist army officer; Sir Charles Lucas (1613-1648), an English soldier, a Royalist commander in the English Civil War; John Lucas, 1st Baron Lucas of Shenfield (1606-1671), an English industrialist and landowner; Charles Lucas, 2nd Baron Lucas...
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Ireland Migration of the Lucash family to Ireland

Some of the Lucash family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Lucash migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Lucash Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Julius Lucash, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1888 6

The Lucash Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Respice finem
Motto Translation: Regard the end.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  5. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook