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The history of the Lusk family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Berkshire. Their name, however, is a reference to their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Loches, Normandy.

Lusk Early Origins



The surname Lusk was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Lusk Spelling Variations


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Lusk Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Lush, Luss, Losh, Lusk and others.

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Lusk Early History


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Lusk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lusk research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1067 is included under the topic Early Lusk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lusk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lusk Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Lusk In Ireland


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Lusk In Ireland



Some of the Lusk family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 104 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Lusk or a variant listed above were:

Lusk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Lusk settled in Augusta in Virginia in 1764
  • Hugh Lusk, who arrived in Norfolk, Va in 1798
  • Jacob Lusk, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798

Lusk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J P Lusk, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Lusk, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Lusk Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Ballie Lusk landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Baillie Lusk, aged 51, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thames" in 1849
  • Robert Lusk, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thames" in 1849
  • Jessie Hart Lusk, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thames" in 1849
  • Daniel Henderson Lusk, aged 16, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thames" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lusk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lusk (post 1700)



  • Paul Lusk (b. 1971), American former basketball head coach at Purdue
  • Georgia Lee Witt Lusk (1893-1971), born Georgia Lee Witt, an American politician, the first female U.S. Congressional representative from New Mexico (1947-1949)
  • Donald Lusk (b. 1913), former American three-time Daytime Emmy Award nominated animator and director at Walt Disney Company, known for his work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp and Sleeping Beauty
  • Clayton Riley Lusk (1872-1959), American lawyer and politician, Member of the New York State Senate (1919-1924), Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1922
  • Jeremy Lusk (1985-2009), American motocross racer, winner of gold and silver medals at the 2008 X Games
  • Hall Stoner Lusk (1883-1983), American jurist and politician, 30th Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court (1949-1951), 60th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court (1937-1968)
  • Damon Lusk (b. 1977), American stock car racer
  • George Akin Lusk (1839-1919), English builder and decorator who specialized in music hall restoration
  • Robert Adam Holliday Lusk (1781-1845), Irish Reformed Presbyterian or Covenanter minister
  • Sir Andrew Lusk (1810-1909), 1st Baronet, a Scottish businessman and politician, Member of Parliament for Finsbury (1865-1885), Lord Mayor of London in 1873

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Suggested Readings for the name Lusk


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Suggested Readings for the name Lusk



  • Ancestors & Friends by William Lusk Crawford.
  • Lusks, A Pioneer Family by Dexter Dixon.

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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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Lusk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lusk 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 31 October 2016 at 13:21.

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