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The name Lummis reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Lummis family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lummis family lived in a place named Lomax that was located near Bury in Lancashire. During the Middle Ages, the name was recorded as Lumhalghs, a place-name derived from the Old English words lum which means pool, and halh, which means nook or recess. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Lummis Early Origins



The surname Lummis was first found in Lancashire where one of the first records of the name was Christopher Lomax of Bury, who was listed there in 1590 in the Wills at Chester (1545-1620.) The same source lists Jeffrey Lomax, of Heap in the same year. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Richard Lumas, Lumax and Geoffrey Lomax were listed in 1602, 1622 and 1642 in The Rolls of Burgesses at the Guilds Merchant of the Borough of Preston. John Lummis was listed in the Hearth Tax Returns for Suffolk in 1674. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Preston Guild Rolls also list Oliver Lumas in 1602, Oliver Lumax in 1622. Richard Lumas-jur in 1602 and Richard Lumax-jur in 1622. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Lummis Spelling Variations


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Lummis Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Lomax, Lomas, Loomas, Loomis, Lummis, Lummus and others.

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Lummis Early History


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Lummis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lummis research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Lummis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lummis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lummis Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Lummis In Ireland


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Lummis In Ireland



Some of the Lummis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 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:

Lummis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Lummis, aged 24, a smith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Mary A. Lummis, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Arthur Lummis, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lummis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lummis (post 1700)



  • John C. Lummis, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1852
  • Doran Lummis, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1972
  • C. Douglas Lummis (b. 1936), American marine, writer, former professor at Tsuda College in Tokyo
  • Suzanne Lummis (b. 1951), American poet, poetry teacher, and co-founder and present director of the Los Angeles Poetry Festival
  • Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), American journalist and Indian rights and historic preservation activist
  • Adelaide Lummis, American actor, known for Bindlestiffs (2012), Colt (2012)and Rémy (2013)
  • Dayton Lummis. Sr. (1903-1988), American actor of film and television, known for Elmer Gantry (1960), The Wrong Man (1956) and Julius Caesar (1953)
  • Trevor Lummis (1930-2013), English writer and historian, Honourary Treasurer of the Oral History Society
  • Canon William Murrell Lummis MC (1886-1985), British military historian
  • Benjamin "Ben" Lummis (b. 1978), New Zealand R&B/Pop recording artist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Lummis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lummis 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.

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