The lineage of the name Lunsforde begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived beside a river. Lunsforde 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 Lunsforde family
The surname Lunsforde was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Lunsforde family
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Lunsforde Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Lunsforde has undergone many spelling variations
, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the Lunsforde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunsforde family to Ireland
Some of the Lunsforde 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 Lunsforde family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lunsforde were among those contributors: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.