Lushington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lushington is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the village of Lushington which was located in the county of Kent during the 12th century.

Early Origins of the Lushington family

The surname Lushington was first found in Kent where this surname is " local, 'of Lushington.' I cannot find the place. Manifestly of Kentish extraction." [1] However, many of the records are quite late: Thomas Lushington, Kent, Register of the University of Oxford (1606-1607) and in 1687, George Walker and Ann Lushington were married in Kent. One branch of the family was found in the parish of Frinton in Essex. "The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 6. 8., and in the gift of the family of Lushington: the tithes have been commuted for £150, and the glebe comprises 27 acres." [2]

Early History of the Lushington family

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Lushington 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 Lushington were recorded, including Lushington, Lussintone, Lussington and others.

Early Notables of the Lushington family (pre 1700)

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United States Lushington migration to the United States +

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 Lushington family emigrate to North America:

Lushington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Lushington, who settled in Delaware in 1682
  • William Lushington, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lushington (post 1700) +

  • August Nathaniel Lushington (1869-1939), the first African American to earn Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M) at the University of Pennsylvania in 1897
  • Sir Henry Lushington (1775-1863), 2nd Baronet of South Hill Park, Berkshire
  • Sir John Richard Castleman Lushington (b. 1938), 8th Baronet of South Hill Park, Berkshire
  • Sir Herbert Castleman Lushington (1879-1968), 6th Baronet of South Hill Park, Berkshire
  • Sir Andrew Patrick Douglas Lushington (1861-1937), 5th Baronet of South Hill Park, Berkshire
  • Sir Henry Lushington (1803-1897), 3rd Baronet of South Hill Park, Berkshire
  • Sir Henry Lushington (1826-1898), 4th Baronet of South Hill Park, Berkshire
  • Algernon Hay Lushington (1847-1930), English cricketer
  • Henry Lushington (1812-1855), English colonial administrator, Chief Secretary to the government of Malta
  • Vernon Lushington QC (1832-1912), English Deputy Judge Advocate General, Second Secretary to the Admiralty
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Lushington Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fides nudaque veritas
Motto Translation: Faith and the naked truth.

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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