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The name Lukas was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It 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 Lukas was taken from St. Luke the Evangelist.

Lukas Early Origins



The surname Lukas 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.

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Lukas Spelling Variations


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Lukas Spelling Variations



Lukas has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Lucas, Lucass, Lukas and others.

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Lukas Early History


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Lukas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lukas 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 Lukas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lukas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lukas Early Notables (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 Lucas...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lukas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lukas In Ireland


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Lukas In Ireland



Some of the Lukas 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Lukass to arrive on North American shores:

Lukas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Gorg Lukas, who landed in New York in 1709

Lukas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Lukas settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • Aag je Lukas, who landed in Iowa in 1866
  • Cornelia Lukas, who arrived in Iowa in 1866
  • Hermanus Lukas, who arrived in Iowa in 1866
  • Jan Lukas, who landed in Iowa in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lukas Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Peter Lukas was a boat-keeper in St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland in 1682 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Lukas Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Lukas settled in Harbour Grace in 1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lukas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lukas (post 1700)



  • Erich G. Lukas, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 2004
  • Jay Anthony Lukas (1933-1997), American journalist and author awarded the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Lukas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lukas 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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