The name Lunsfart first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived beside a river. Lunsfart is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Lunsfart family
The surname Lunsfart was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Lunsfart family
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Lunsfart Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Lunsfart has appeared include Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the Lunsfart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunsfart family to Ireland
Some of the Lunsfart family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 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 Lunsfart family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Lunsfart arrived in North America very early: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.