Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived beside a river. Lunsferd 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 Lunsferd family
Sussex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Lunsferd family
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Lunsferd Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Lunsferd were recorded, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the Lunsferd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunsferd family to Ireland
Some of the Lunsferd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lunsferd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Lunsferd family emigrate to North America: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.
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