Lussinton is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Lushington which was located in the county of Kent
during the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Lussinton family
The surname Lussinton was first found in Kent
where this surname is " local
, 'of Lushington.' I cannot find the place. Manifestly of Kentish extraction." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Lussinton family
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Lussinton Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Lussinton family name include Lushington, Lussintone, Lussington and others.
Early Notables of the Lussinton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lussinton family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Lussinton surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Lushington settled in Delaware in 1682.
The Lussinton 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.