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Early Origins of the Lutun family

The surname Lutun was first found in Bedfordshire, at Luton, once home of Luton Castle, a 12th-century castle, a timber motte-and-bailey structure built in 1139 but demolished in 1154. An excavation in 2002, revealed a steep ditch. Today Luton is a large town and unitary authority of Bedfordshire, but in the area Paleolithic encampments (about 250,000 years old) have been found. About the 6th century, it was a Saxon outpost on the River Lea. Luton is recorded in the Domesday Book [1] as Loitone and also as Lintone.

One of the first records of the family was Osbert de Luton who was registered in the Curia Regis Rolls for Cornwall in 1206. Later, Roger Luton was recorded in 1253. [2] In Lancashire, John de Luyton was rector of the church of St. Elphin, Warrington, Lancashire in 1343. [3]

Early History of the Lutun family

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Lutun Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luton, Luthon, Leuton, Leueton, Lewton, Louton and many more.

Early Notables of the Lutun family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lutun family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Luton, who settled in Virginia in 1675; Thomas Lewton, who settled in Virginia in 1701; Thomas Luton, who was on record in the census of Ontario of 1871.

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online [accessed 21 January 2017]. on Facebook