Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived 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 Lunan family
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.
Early History of the Lunan family
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Lunan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lunan have been found, including Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.
Early Notables of the Lunan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunan family to Ireland
Some of the Lunan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lunan family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lunan, or a variant listed above:
Lunan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Lunan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Lunan (post 1700)
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