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Early Origins of the Luster family

The surname Luster was first found in Swabia, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. Literally the name meant "one of lively or pleasant disposition." The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, with each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Luster family

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Luster Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lust, Lustig, Lustiger, Luster, Luest, Lustick, Lustich, Lusztig and many more.

Early Notables of the Luster family (pre 1700)

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Luster Ranking

In the United States, the name Luster is the 3,587th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Luster migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Luster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Theodor Heinr Luster, who landed in America in 1837 [2]
  • Joh Lucas Luster, who landed in America in 1840 [2]
  • Melchior Bernh Luster, who arrived in America in 1848-1849 [2]
  • Lorenz Luster, who arrived in New Castle county, Delaware, in 1857

Contemporary Notables of the name Luster (post 1700) +

  • Marvin Luster (1937-2020), American football player in the CFL for fourteen years (1961-1974), inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1990
  • Martin A. Luster (b. 1942), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 125th District, 1989-
  • John E. Luster Sr., American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964
  • Deborah Luster (b. 1951), American photographic artist from Northwest Arkansas
  • Shirley Luster (1925-1990), birth name of June Christy, an American singer, known for her work in the cool jazz genre, best known for her debut album Something Cool in 1954
  • Scott Luster, American volleyball coach, former head women's volleyball coach for Bradley University, Louisiana State University and the University of Louisville
  • Ahrue Luster (b. 1968), American metal guitarist
  • Betty Luster (1922-2011), American television actress, singer and dancer, winner of the first Miss Lake Mohawk contest in 1937
  • Dewey William "Snorter" Luster (1899-1980), American football player and coach
  • Andrew D. Luster MD, PhD, American Persis, Cyrus and Marlow B. Harrison Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

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  2. 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