Luke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Luke family

The surname Luke was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Luke family

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Luke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luck, Luke, Louk, Louke, Loucks, Lucke and others.

Early Notables of the Luke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Luke family to Ireland

Some of the Luke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Luke migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Luke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Luke, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • Edward Luke, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [1]
  • Sarah Luke, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]
  • Charles Luke, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [1]
  • Nathaniel Luke, who landed in New Jersey in 1677 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Luke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Luke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • Jacob Luke, who settled in Boston in 1762
Luke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Luke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Samuel Luke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • John Luke, who landed in New York, NY in 1836 [1]
  • Frederich Luke, aged 37, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • Alice Luke, aged 58, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Luke migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Luke Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Luke, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Mr. Nicholas Luke U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Philip Luke U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]

Luke migration to Australia

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

Luke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Strout Luke, (b. 1804), aged 27 born in Mevagissey, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 24th March 1831, sentenced for death reduced to life for housebreaking, transported aboard the ship "Strathfieldsay" in 1831 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Thomas Strout Luke (b. 1804), aged 27, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 24th March 1831, sentenced for life for housebreaking, transported aboard the ship "Strathfieldsaye" on 22nd July 1831 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [4]
  • Mr. Joseph Luke, (b. 1812), aged 23, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 28th June 1836, sentenced for life for stealing a horse from John Rogers, transported aboard the ship "Mangles" on 18th March 1837 to New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Christina Luke, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [5]
  • Samuel Luke, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Luke migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Luke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Lucy Luke, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Anne Longton" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th October 1857 [7]
  • Mr. Samuel Luke, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Anne Longton" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th October 1857 [7]
  • Miss Fanny Luke, (b. 1862), aged 9 months, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [7]
  • Mr. George Luke, (b. 1828), aged 34, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [7]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Luke, (b. 1832), aged 30, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Luke (post 1700)

  • Derek Luke (b. 1974), American actor
  • First Lieutenant Frank Luke Jr. (1897-1918), American fighter ace and the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor
  • Samuel S. Luke, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1952; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 1960 [8]
  • Samuel Luke, American politician, U.S. Consul in Belfast, 1820-30 [8]
  • John W. Luke, American politician, Member of Iowa railroad commission, 1891-95 [8]
  • Jim Luke, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1944 [8]
  • James Luke, American politician, U.S. Consul in Belfast, 1815-20 [8]
  • J. S. Luke, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948 [8]
  • Grover C. Luke, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Enfield, 1926 [8]
  • Dean Luke, American politician, Independent Candidate for Virgin Islands legislature from St. Thomas-St.John, 2000 [8]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Luke family

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Charles Stanley Luke (d. 1945), British Stoker 1st Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [9]

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Citations

  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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUCCESS 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Success.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
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