Lux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The roots of the German surname Lux can be traced to Swabia, now the region of Baden-Wurrtemberg. The name may be a diminutive of the personal name Lukas, used as a surname to mean "son of Laux." Alternatively, the name may be of nickname origin, deriving from the German word "Luchs," meaning "lynx." In this case, the name would have been first borne by someone with keen eyesight.

Early Origins of the Lux family

The surname Lux was first found in the village of Geislingen, where Hans Lux, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1484. The name spread throughout Swabia during its earliest years, eventually emerging in other regions of Germany as well.

Important Dates for the Lux family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lux research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1555, 1568, 1612, 1642, 1773, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Lux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lux Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laux, Lux, Loux, Luchs, Luch, Lauck, Lukart and others.

Early Notables of the Lux family (pre 1700)

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Lux migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lux Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomasin Lux, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
Lux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • G C Lux, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791 [1]
  • Christopher Lux, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1799 [1]
Lux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Lux, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • Henry Lux, who arrived in New York, NY in 1838 [1]
  • Johann Hubert Lux, who arrived in Texas in 1844 [1]
  • Jacob Lux, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Joseph Lux, who landed in New York in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lux (post 1700)

  • Thomas Lux (1946-2017), American poet
  • Darby Lux (1737-1795), active patriot of the American Revolution
  • Darby Lux (1695-1750), American mariner, merchant, and Justice of Baltimore County
  • Lillian Lux (1918-2005), Israeli- American singer, author, songwriter and actor
  • Daniel Scott “Danny” Lux (b. 1969), American BMI Award-winning composer
  • Gwen Lux (1908-1987), among America’s pioneer women sculptors
  • Meade Lux (1905-1964), American pianist and composer
  • Steve Lux, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 2008 [2]
  • J. D. Lux, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008 [2]
  • Frederick Lux, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1863-65, 1903-05 [2]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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