The name Luciss is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes 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 Luciss was taken from St. Luke the Evangelist.
Early Origins of the Luciss family
The surname Luciss was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Luciss family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luciss research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1649, 1613, 1648, 1606, 1671, 1631, 1688, 1649, 1705, 1702, 1705, 1648, 1649, 1715, 1610, 1663, 1639, 1640 and are included under the topic Early Luciss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Luciss Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Luciss has been spelled many different ways, including Lucas, Lucass, Lukas and others.
Early Notables of the Luciss family (pre 1700)
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
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Migration of the Luciss family to Ireland
Some of the Luciss family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 129 words (9 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 Luciss family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Lucisss to arrive in North America: Captain Lucas who settled in Boston Massachusetts with his wife in 1765; Clothyer Lucas settled in Virginia in 1652; Francis Lucas and his wife and eight children settled in New England
The Luciss 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.