Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Lunnent is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Lunnent family
The surname Lunnent 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 Lunnent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lunnent research.Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1183 are included under the topic Early Lunnent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lunnent Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Lunnent has been spelled many different ways, including Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.
Early Notables of the Lunnent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunnent family to Ireland
Some of the Lunnent 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 Lunnent family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Lunnents to arrive in North America: 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.