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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.

Lux Early Origins



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.

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Lux Spelling Variations


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Lux Spelling Variations



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

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Lux Early History


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Lux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lux research. Another 168 words (12 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.

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Lux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Lux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • G C Lux, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791
  • Christopher Lux, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1799

Lux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Lux, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Henry Lux, who arrived in New York, NY in 1838
  • Johann Hubert Lux, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Jacob Lux, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Joseph Lux, who landed in New York in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lux (post 1700)



  • 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
  • J. D. Lux, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008
  • Frederick Lux, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1863-65, 1903-05
  • Frank Lux Sr., American politician, Burgess of Ford City, Pennsylvania, 1960
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Lux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lux Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 December 2015 at 15:08.

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