The surname Lumb was first found in Lancashire 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 they held lands.
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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:
Lumb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Mr. Joseph Lumb, (b. 1863), aged 11 months, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 
Mr. Matthew Lumb, (b. 1837), aged 27, British farm labourer travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 
Mrs. Sarah Lumb, (b. 1839), aged 25, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 
Annie Lumb, English philanthropist who bequested the RNLB Jesse Lumb, the last historic lifeboat at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight in service from 1939 to 1970 on which 138 lives were saved during World War II
Edward Lumb (1852-1891), English first-class cricketer
Margot Lumb, English squash player who won the British Open five times in a row from 1935-39
Jane Lumb (1942-2008), English fashion model and actress in the 1960s
Michael John Lumb (b. 1980), South African-born English cricketer
^ 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)