Luxford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Luxford family

The surname Luxford was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1279 when Bartholemew Luggesford held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Luxford family

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Luxford Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luxford, Luggsford, Luggesford, Lockesford, Lucksford, Locksford, Lockesford, Locksford and many more.

Early Notables of the Luxford family (pre 1700)

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United States Luxford migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Luxford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Reuben Luxford, who landed in Massachusetts in 1634 [1]

Australia Luxford migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Luxford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Luxford, aged 49, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"

New Zealand Luxford migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Luxford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • C E Luxford, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • G H Luxford, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Adelaide"
  • William Luxford, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Adelaide"
  • W Luxford, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • Mr. James Luxford, (b. 1815), aged 35, British builder travelling from London aboard the ship "Randolph" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand in September 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Luxford (post 1700) +

  • Richard George Luxford (1917-1986), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1950 [3]
  • George Alfred Luxford (b. 1876), American Republican politician, County Judge in Colorado, 1921-37; District Judge in Colorado, 1942-46; Justice of Colorado State Supreme Court, 1947-49 [3]
  • Nola Luxford (1901-1994), New Zealand born film actress of the silent film era
  • John Hector Luxford (1890-1971), New Zealand lawyer and Mayor of Auckland City (1953 to 1956)


  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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