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Lusty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Lusty comes from the Irish Gaelic "O Loiste." The name was sometimes anglicized as Lastly, which sometimes was corrupted to Leslie.

Early Origins of the Lusty family


The surname Lusty was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where the Annals of Loch Ce mention the death of John O'Loisde, the abbot of Assaroe, in 1502.

Early History of the Lusty family


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Lusty Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Losty, Lasty, Lusty, Lastly, Leslie, O'Losty and others.

Early Notables of the Lusty family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Lusty family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lusty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leon Lusty, who arrived in New Orleans in 1851
  • James Lusty, who landed in New York in 1880

Lusty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Lusty, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Clifford
  • Benjamin Lusty, aged 22, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Eliza Lusty, aged 23, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Henry John Lusty, aged 29, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Jane Lusty, aged 26, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lusty (post 1700)


  • Wilfrid Mervyn Lusty (1907-1987), New Zealand journalist, drama critic, theatre administrator and adult educationalist from Auckland
  • Alex Lusty (b. 1973), English rapper
  • Sir Robert Frith Lusty (1909-1991), British journalist and publisher, Governor of the BBC from 1960 to 1968

The Lusty 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: Suivez moi
Motto Translation: Follow me.


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