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The Lunt name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in an area that was referred to as the laund, which was Old Norman word meaning the open space in a forest or the lawn. There were a number of locations in England with this topograghic place-name including Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Lunt Early Origins



The surname Lunt was first found in Yorkshire at Lund, a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire in the union of Beverley, Bainton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill. There is also a Lund in Lancashire in the parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness but this parish was constituted in 1840.

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Lunt Spelling Variations


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Lunt 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 Lunt has undergone many spelling variations, including Lund, Lun, Lunn, Lwn, Lunt and others.

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Lunt Early History


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Lunt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lunt research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1183 are included under the topic Early Lunt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lunt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lunt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lunt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lunt In Ireland


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Lunt In Ireland



Some of the Lunt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Lunt were among those contributors:

Lunt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Lunt settled in Massachusetts in 1633
  • Henry Lunt, who arrived in America in 1633

Lunt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward and Elizabeth Lunt settled in Virginia in 1700
  • John Lunt, who landed in New England in 1747
  • Hannah Lunt settled in Boston in 1768

Lunt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Lunt, aged 23, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • Thomas Lunt, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • W J Lunt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Captain Lunt, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lunt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lunt (post 1700)



  • Alfred Lunt (1892-1977), American actor and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • George Lunt (1803-1885), American editor, lawyer, author, and politician
  • Horace Gray Lunt (1918-2010), American linguist
  • The Rt Rev Geoffrey Charles Lester Lunt (1885-1948), English eminent Anglican priest
  • Frederick Evered Lunt (1900-1982), English 9th Anglican Bishop of Stepney
  • Shaun Lunt (b. 1987), English professional rugby league footballer
  • Kenneth Vincent "Kenny" Lunt (b. 1979), English professional footballer
  • Lev Natanovich Lunt (1901-1924), Russian/Jewish writer, playwright, critic, translator, and essayist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Lunt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lunt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 13:31.

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