The French surname Lusignan is of patronymic origin, as it is derived from the personal name of the original bearer's father. The name Lusignan is most likely derived from Saint Lucianus, an apostle and martyr in the third and fourth centuries. The name was common to name a child after a revered saint, many people whose father's were named after Lucianus used the surname Lusignan.
Early Origins of the Lusignan family
The surname Lusignan was first found in the region of Marne in the northern province of Champagne. However, as the surname is derived from a personal name, it was common throughout most of France.
Early History of the Lusignan family
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Lusignan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lucien, Lucian, Luciano, Luciani, Lucienne and many more.
Early Notables of the Lusignan family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family during this period was the prefect of Egypt, at the height of the Roman Empire, whose name was simply Lucien. He was born in Samosate during... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lusignan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.