Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived beside a river. Lunsforthe 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 Lunsforthe family
Sussex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Lunsforthe family
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Lunsforthe Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Lunsforthe family name include Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the Lunsforthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunsforthe family to Ireland
Some of the Lunsforthe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lunsforthe family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Lunsforthe surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.
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