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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish

Where did the Scottish Lundy family come from? What is the Scottish Lundy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lundy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lundy family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lundy, Lundie and others.

First found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lundy research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1178, 1489, 1546, 1558, 1496, 1500 and 1498 are included under the topic Early Lundy History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lundy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Lundy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lundy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Lundy, who settled in Boston in 1676
  • Richard Lundy, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1676

Lundy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Lundy, aged 34, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • John Lundy arrived in New York State in 1804
  • John Lundy, who landed in New York in 1804
  • Michael Lundy, who landed in Maryland in 1828
  • John, Michael, and Margrate Lundy, who arrived in New York in 1847

Lundy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eleazar L Lundy, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Samuel Lundy, who arrived in Canada in 1836
  • Ferdinand Lundy, Francis Lundy, Hugh Lundy, James Lundy, John Lundy, and Joseph Lundy, who were all counted in the 1871 census in Ontario


  • Sarah A. Lundy (b. 1954), American Thoroughbred horse trainer
  • George Lundy S.J (1947-2011), American Jesuit, academic, and university administrator
  • Richard Benjamin Lundy (1898-1965), African American shortstop in the Negro Leagues
  • Richard James "Dick" Lundy (1907-1990), American animator and film director, best remembered as one of the creators of Donald Duck
  • Jessica R. Lundy (b. 1966), American actress
  • Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839), American Quaker abolitionist who established several anti-slavery newspapers
  • J Edward Lundy (1915-2007), American automobile executive who became the chief financial officer of Ford Motor Company
  • Carmen Lundy (b. 1954), American jazz singer, composer, songwriter, actress, and painter
  • Kate Alexandra Lundy (b. 1967), Australian politician, member of the Australian Senate


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dei dono sum quod sum
Motto Translation: By the bounty of God, I am what I am.


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The Lundy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lundy 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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