The ancestors of the name Lunsfeard date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence beside a river. Lunsfeard 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 Lunsfeard family
The surname Lunsfeard was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Lunsfeard family
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Lunsfeard Spelling Variations
Lunsfeard has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Lunsfeard have been found, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the Lunsfeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunsfeard family to Ireland
Some of the Lunsfeard 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 Lunsfeard family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Lunsfeards to arrive on North American shores: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.