Lukesh is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the baptismal name Luke.
This surname followed the religious naming tradition, where surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint. In this case the surname Lukesh was taken from St. Luke the Evangelist.
Early Origins of the Lukesh family
The surname Lukesh was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Lukesh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lukesh research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1649, 1613, 1648, 1606, 1671, 1631, 1688, 1649, 1705, 1702, 1705, 1648, 1649, 1715, 1610, 1663, 1639, 1640 and are included under the topic Early Lukesh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lukesh Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Lukesh has been recorded under many different variations, including Lucas, Lucass, Lukas and others.
Early Notables of the Lukesh family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Lucas (1598-1649), a Royalist army officer; Sir Charles Lucas (1613-1648), an English soldier, a Royalist commander in the English Civil War; John Lucas, 1st Baron
Lucas of Shenfield (1606-1671), an English industrialist and landowner; Charles Lucas, 2nd Baron
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Migration of the Lukesh family to Ireland
Some of the Lukesh family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lukesh family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lukesh or a variant listed above: Captain Lucas who settled in Boston Massachusetts with his wife in 1765; Clothyer Lucas settled in Virginia in 1652; Francis Lucas and his wife and eight children settled in New England
The Lukesh Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Respice finem
Motto Translation: Regard the end.