Lucas

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This name dates back to the 13th century in Jersey and is still present today


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Frances and Adeline Lucas

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Origin of Surname

St Luke was spelt Lucas in a medieval bible.

It probably derives from the ancient Greek given name Loucas, meaning the man from Lucania, formerly a region of Italy. This was a name associated with the various Christian Crusades. Returning warriors often gave their children names associated with the biblical region, and this was one of them.

However, the surname can also be of French locational origins, from the town of Luick in Flanders. An example in this respect being that of Lucas de Luke, who is recorded in the Pipe Rolls of the city of London on 1274.

The first recorded spelling of the family name is that of Euerard Lucas. This was dated 1153, in the register of the Knight Templars of England during the reign of King Stephen.

Early records

The name is found in the Short Inquisition of 1274 and Jehan Lucas in in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550, but it does not appear in baptism records until 1712, suggesting that an earlier family died out and there were new immigrants to the island to start a new family line.

The name is also common in Guernsey

Variants

  • Lucas, 1274
  • Lucaud

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