The origins of the Lunsforthey name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived beside a river. Lunsforthey 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 Lunsforthey family
The surname Lunsforthey was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Lunsforthey family
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Lunsforthey Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Lunsforthey were recorded, including Lunsford, Lunsforde, Lansforde, Lansford and others.
Early Notables of the Lunsforthey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lunsforthey family to Ireland
Some of the Lunsforthey 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 Lunsforthey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Lunsforthey family emigrate to North America: William Lansford who sailed to Virginia in 1654.