Luxford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Luxford family
The surname Luxford was first found in Sussex where Bartholemew Luggesford held estates in that shire in 1279. A few years later, Isabella de Locksford was found in the same shire in 1327. 
However, one source postulates the family originated in Hampshire at Luhesford which appears in a "charter A.D. 956 = 'Luh's Ford'; otherwise the first element might be for Old English lox, a lynx, if not for the genit. of the Anglo-Saxon personal name Luc or Loc." 
And another presumes: "the Luxfords of Sussex bear arms closely approximating to those of the very ancient family of Lunsford of the same county, of whom, according to tradition, they are a branch." 
"The Luxfords belong to an old Sussex family. Thomas Luxford of this county gave £25 to the fund collected at the time of the expected invasion of the Spanish Armada in 1588." 
Today as a place name in England, it seems to be lost. However, Luxford House is a 16th-century Grade II listed building near Crowborough, East Sussex. However, Luxford House is a 16th-century Grade II listed building near Crowborough, East Sussex. In the colonies, Australia has the most place names on the south and east coasts.
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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| 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 
| 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
- Mrs. Maria Luxford, (b. 1806), aged 30, English dress maker who was convicted in Sussex, England for 14 years for robbery, transported aboard the "Elizabeth" on 20th June 1836, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, she died in 1838 
- Mr. Joseph Luxford, English convict who was convicted in Sussex, England for life, transported aboard the "Emma Eugenia" on 2nd November 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Henry Luxford, aged 49, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
| 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 
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|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 
- 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 
- 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)
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- Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- 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)
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/elizabeth
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 29th March 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emma-eugenia
- Shadow Time Settlers (Retrieved 5th November 2010), retrieved from http://shadowsoftime.co.nz/settlers.html
- New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html