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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Luker, who landed in New England in 1646 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Luker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Luker, aged 35, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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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-)
  • Kelan Luker (b. 1980), American former all state quarterback for the Stephenville, Texas Yellow Jackets
  • R. A. Luker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Luker Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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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 10 June 2017 at 16:47.

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