The lineage of the name Lunnant begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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
Early Origins of the Lunnant family
The surname Lunnant 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.
Early History of the Lunnant family
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Lunnant Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Lunnant has undergone many spelling variations
, including Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.
Early Notables of the Lunnant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunnant family to Ireland
Some of the Lunnant 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.
Migration of the Lunnant family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lunnant were among those contributors: George Lund arrived in New York in 1820; Charles, Henry, John, and Peter Lund all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Henry Lunt settled in Massachusetts in 1633.