Lukes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lukes family

The surname Lukes 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 Lukes family

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Lukes Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lukes family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lukes family to Ireland

Some of the Lukes 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.

Lukes migration to Australia

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

Lukes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Lukes, (b. 1812), aged 41, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Plymouth on 7th October 1852 aboard the ship "Stebonheath" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18th January 1853 [1]
  • Mrs. Harriet Lukes, (b. 1820), aged 33, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 7th October 1852 aboard the ship "Stebonheath" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18th January 1853 [1]
  • Mr. John Lukes, (b. 1842), aged 11, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 7th October 1852 aboard the ship "Stebonheath" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18th January 1853 [1]

Lukes 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:

Lukes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Elizabeth J. Lukes, (b. 1837), aged 41, Cornish settler departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878 [2]
  • Miss Jane Lukes, (b. 1869), aged 9, Cornish settler departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878 [2]
  • Mr. Lewis Lukes, (b. 1857), aged 21, Cornish wheelwright departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878 [2]
  • Mr. Robert Lukes, (b. 1836), aged 42, Cornish farm labourer departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878 [2]
  • Mr. William Lukes, (b. 1866), aged 12, Cornish settler departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lukes (post 1700)

  • Seaman William F. Lukes (1847-1923), United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the 1871 Korean Expedition
  • Konstantina Lukes, American politician, Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 2007-10; Defeated, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2011 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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