The Spanish surname Luque is of noble and ancient descent, and appears to be of habitational origin. Habitation surnames are those names which derive their origin from a particular place-name near which the original bearer lived or held land. Thus, the surname Luque signifies "one from Luque." The place-name Luque is derived from the Latin "lucus" which means "forest" and "sacred grove."
The surname Luque was first found in the district of Baena in the southern province of Cordoba. The earliest reference to the surname Luque is a record of Alonso de Luque, a noblemen from Leon, who participated in the battle against the
, under King Alonso XI in 1347.
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