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The Spanish surname Lujan is derived from a local name place in the region of Aragon in Northern Spain. The surname Lujan is formed by the elements "ui," which comes from the Basque language and means "pasto" or "pasture" and the locative suffix "an," all of which is preceded by the prefix "l."

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The surname Lujan was first found in an agricultural community near the district of Boltaña in Aragon.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luján, Lujano, Lujón, Lugano and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lujan research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1469, 1696, 1756, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Lujan History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lujan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lujan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Alonso Lujan, who landed in America in 1827
  • Alonso De Lujan, who arrived in Peru in 1834
  • Juan Lujan, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858
  • Cecil io Lujan, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1881

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  • Pilar C. Lujan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1996, 2000, 2008 (delegation chair); Guam Democratic Party chair, 2008
  • Manuel Lujan Jr. (b. 1928), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New Mexico 1st District, 1969-89; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1989-93
  • Manuel Lujan Sr., American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New Mexico, 1972. Hispanic ancestry
  • Isabel S. A. Lujan, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Guam, 2004; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 2004
  • Isabel D. Lujan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1996, 2000, 2008
  • Frank G. Lujan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1972
  • Ben Lujan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2004
  • Manuel Lujan (b. 1928), United States Secretary of the Interior from 1989 to 1993
  • Ben Ray Luján (b. 1972), U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district
  • Daniela Luján (b. 1988), Mexican pop singer and actress

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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  5. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  9. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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The Lujan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lujan 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.

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