Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Lunsfert is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived beside a river. Lunsfert 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 Lunsfert family
The surname Lunsfert was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Lunsfert family
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Lunsfert 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. Lunsfert has been spelled many different ways, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the Lunsfert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunsfert 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 Lunsferts to arrive in North America: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.