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The history of the Lunn family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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.

Lunn Early Origins



The surname Lunn 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.

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Lunn Spelling Variations


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Lunn Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Lunn include Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.

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Lunn Early History


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Lunn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lunn research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1183 are included under the topic Early Lunn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lunn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lunn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Lunn In Ireland


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Lunn In Ireland



Some of the Lunn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lunn or a variant listed above:

Lunn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Luke Lunn, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • John Lunn, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • George Lunn, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Lunn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Lunn, who landed in New York in 1864
  • Matthew Lunn, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Thomas Lunn, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1886

Lunn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William R. Lunn, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Henry Lunn, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Benjamin Lunn (aged 28) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

Lunn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Lunn arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Sarah Lunn, aged 28, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • James Lunn, aged 11, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • George Lunn, aged 8, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Charles Lunn, aged 6, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lunn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lunn (post 1700)



  • Enoch Lunn, English professional association football player
  • Gladys Anne Lunn (1908-1988), English athlete who competed in the 1934 British Empire Games
  • Thomas Henry 'Tommy' Lunn (1883-1960), English professional footballer
  • Louise Kirkby Lunn (1873-1930), English contralto
  • George Lunn (1861-1939), British Liberal Party politician
  • William Albert Lunn (1926-1996), New Zealand rugby union player
  • Donna Lunn, Canadian activist in support of rural and agricultural organizations in Canada
  • Frederick Levi "Fred" Lunn (1895-1972), British former professional footballer
  • Halvor Skramstad Lunn (b. 1980), Norwegian snowboarder
  • Brian Lunn (1893-1956), British writer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 7 March 2016 at 19:15.

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