Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Lunsfork is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived beside a river. Lunsfork 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 Lunsfork family
The surname Lunsfork was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Lunsfork family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lunsfork research.Another 470 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1609, 1641, 1645, 1611, 1656, 1633, 1649 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Lunsfork History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lunsfork 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. Lunsfork has been spelled many different ways, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the Lunsfork family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunsfork family to Ireland
Some of the Lunsfork 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 Lunsfork 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 Lunsforks to arrive in North America: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.