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Luker Early Origins



The surname Luker was first found in Somerset 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 13th century when John Luker of Exmoor held estates.

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Luker Spelling Variations


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Luker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Luker, Lukar, Looker, Lookar and others.

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Luker Early History


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Luker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luker research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Luker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Luker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Luker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Luker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Luker In Ireland


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Luker In Ireland



Some of the Luker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Luker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Luker, who arrived in New England in 1643
  • John Luker, who landed in New England in 1646

Luker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Luker, aged 35, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Luker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Luker (post 1700)



  • Kristin Luker, American Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Ralph E. Luker (1940-2015), American historian, teacher, and author
  • Rebecca Luker (b. 1961), American three-time Tony Award and two-time Drama Desk Award nominated actress, singer, and recording artist
  • Lynn M. Luker (b. 1953), American politician, Member of the Idaho House of Representatives (2006-)
  • R. A. Luker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944
  • Kelan Luker (b. 1980), American former all state quarterback for the Stephenville, Texas Yellow Jackets
  • George Lewis Luker (1841-1901), English watercolour landscape painter and architect
  • Joseph Luker (1765-1803), English convict from Middlesex, England sent to Australia aboard the Atlantis in 1791, as part of the Third Fleet; he was declared a freeman in 1796 and became a Sydney foot police officer; he was the first police officer to be killed on duty in Australia, his name appears on the National Police Memorial at King's Park, Canberra
  • Air Vice-Marshal Paul Douglas Luker CB, OBE, AFC, DL,, British Royal Air Force officer, Commander, Joint Helicopter Command (2002-2005)

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Luker Historic Events


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Luker Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Francis John Luker, English 3rd Class passenger returning from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada going to England to enlist, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping on life boat 11 then 15

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Luker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Luker 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 24 February 2016 at 08:19.

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