Lun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Lun date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in an area that was referred to as the laund, which was Old Norman word meaning the open space in a forest or the lawn. There were a number of locations in England with this topograghic place-name including Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Lun family

The surname Lun was first found in Yorkshire at Lund, a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire in the union of Beverley, Bainton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill. There is also a Lund in Lancashire in the parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness but this parish was constituted in 1840.

Important Dates for the Lun family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lun research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1183 are included under the topic Early Lun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lun Spelling Variations

Lun has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Lun have been found, including Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.

Early Notables of the Lun family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lun family to Ireland

Some of the Lun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lun migration to the United States

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Luns to arrive on North American shores:

Lun Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Marke Lun, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Lun Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Lun, who arrived in Virginia in 1713 [1]
Lun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Lun, aged 47, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lun (post 1700)

  • Edward Lun, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 8th District, 1942 [2]
  • Tsai Lun, Chinese inventor


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from
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