Lummus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lummus came to England with the ancestors of the Lummus family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lummus 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] [2]

Early Origins of the Lummus family

The surname Lummus 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] 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] 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]

Early History of the Lummus family

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Lummus Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Lomax, Lomas, Loomas, Loomis, Lummis, Lummus and others.

Early Notables of the Lummus family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Lummus family to Ireland

Some of the Lummus family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Lummus migration to the United States +

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lummus or a variant listed above:

Lummus Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Lummus, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1648 [4]
Lummus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Lummus, who arrived in America in 1810 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lummus (post 1700) +

  • Carol Travers Lummus (b. 1937), American print maker and artist
  • First Lieutenant Andrew Jackson "Jack" Lummus Jr. (1915-1945), American officer in the United States Marine Corps awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima
  • John Newton Lummus Jr., American politician, Mayor of Miami Beach, Florida, 1926-28 [5]
  • John Newton Lummus Sr., American politician, Mayor of Miami Beach, Florida, 1915-18 [5]
  • J. E. Lummus, American politician, Mayor of Miami, Florida, 1900-03 [5]
  • Henry Tilton Lummus (b. 1876), American politician, Delegate to Massachusetts State Constitutional Convention, 1917-19; Superior Court Judge in Massachusetts, 1921-32; Justice of Massachusetts State Supreme Court, 1932-55 [5]

  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)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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