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Early Origins of the Lukens family

The surname Lukens was first found in Berwickshire where the this surname is derived from the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of Luke,' which is popularly Luck and Luckie on the Scottish border. [1]

Early History of the Lukens family

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Lukens Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lukens family (pre 1700)

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Lukens Ranking

In the United States, the name Lukens is the 8,465th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Lukens family to Ireland

Some of the Lukens family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Lukens migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lukens Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jan Lukens, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683 [3]
Lukens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John B C Lukens, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1788 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lukens (post 1700) +

  • Albert P. Lukens (b. 1872), American Major League Baseball player who played for the 1894 Philadelphia Phillies
  • Theodore Parker Lukens (1848-1918), American conservationist, real estate investor, civic leader, and forester, eponym of Mount Lukens, California
  • Donald Edgar "Buz" Lukens (1931-2010), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1987-1990)
  • Rebecca Lukens (1794-1854), born Rebecca Webb Pennock, an American businesswoman, founder of Lukens Steel Company of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame in 1994
  • H. Reeves Lukens, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1903-06 [4]
  • Fred E. Lukens, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Idaho, 1927-33 [4]
  • Donald Edgar Lukens (1931-2010), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1967-71, 1987-90; Member of Ohio State Senate, 1975 [4]
  • Charles E. Lukens, American politician, Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1924 [4]
  • Bill Lukens, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000 [4]
  • Alan Wood Lukens (b. 1924), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Congo (Brazzaville), 1984-87 [4]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  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. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook