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Lunsford Family History

Lunsford Name Meaning
English: habitational name, probably from Lundsford in East Sussex, so named from an Old English personal name Lundr?d + Old English ford ‘ford’, or possibly from Lunsford in Kent, although this was earlier called Lullesworthe (from the Old English personal name Lull + worð ‘enclosure’); it is not certain whether the development to Lunsford took place early enough to have produced the surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Lunsford Families

  • Number of Lunsford families
     86 - 170
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lunsford families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Lunsford last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lunsford Immigration Information

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Lunsford Family Occupations

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