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Where did the English Lufkin family come from? What is the English Lufkin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lufkin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lufkin family history?


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

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lufkin research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1348, 1358, 1365, 1366, 1455, 1487, and 1660 are included under the topic Early Lufkin History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Lufkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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

Lufkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Lufkin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Lufkin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Aaron Lufkin U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Cape Ann Association


  • Willfred Weymouth Lufkin (1879-1934), American Republican politician, Delegate to Massachusetts State Constitutional Convention, 1917; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1917-21
  • Edgar C. Lufkin, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Orford; Elected 1938
  • 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


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The Lufkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lufkin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 11:47.

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