name Lunsforthay comes from when the family resided beside a river. Lunsforthay 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 Lunsforthay family
The surname Lunsforthay was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Lunsforthay family
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Lunsforthay Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Lunsforthay has been recorded under many different variations, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the Lunsforthay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunsforthay family to Ireland
Some of the Lunsforthay 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 Lunsforthay family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lunsforthay or a variant listed above: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.