Luffman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Luffman is derived from the Middle English personal name Lefman.

Early Origins of the Luffman family

The surname Luffman was first found in Devon. where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates at Whitstone where they held a family seat.

Early History of the Luffman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luffman research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1091, 1163, 1538, 1399, 1455, 1487, 1680 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Luffman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Luffman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lowman, Loman, Loweman, Lowham, Loweham and others.

Early Notables of the Luffman family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Luffman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Luffman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Luffman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Luffman, who arrived in Maryland in 1658 [1]

Australia Luffman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Luffman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Luffman, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]
  • Sarah Luffman, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Luffman (post 1700) +

  • Dan Luffman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964 [3]
  • Luffman Atterbury (d. 1796), English carpenter, builder and musician, Member of the Madrigal Society in 1765


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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