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Early Origins of the Lufkin family

The surname Lufkin was first found in Salop (Shropshire) 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 year 1221 when Luuken held estates.

Early History of the Lufkin family

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Lufkin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lufkin, Lufkyn, Luffkin and others.

Early Notables of the Lufkin family (pre 1700)

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United States Lufkin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lufkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Lufkin, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1654 [1]
Lufkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Lufkin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Canada Lufkin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lufkin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Aaron Lufkin U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lufkin (post 1700) +

  • Cynthia Lufkin (1962-2013), American philanthropist and cancer research advocate, Co-Chairman of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Captain Abraham P Lufkin, American cotton merchant and city councilman, eponym of Lufkyn, Texas
  • Willfred Weymouth Lufkin (1879-1934), American Republican politician, Delegate to Massachusetts State Constitutional Convention, 1917; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1917-21 [3]
  • Edgar C. Lufkin, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Orford; Elected 1938 [3]
  • Aaron Lufkin Dennison (1812-1895), American watchmaker, founder of the Dennison Manufacturing Company in 1844 which would later merge into the Avery Dennison Corporation, a global manufacturer and distributor of pressure-sensitive adhesive materials

  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. 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
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook