Lundy Family History
The Lundy ancient family history was found in the irishsurnames.com archives. The name Lundy is mostly associated with Ulster Province. This name was introduced to Ireland with the Anglo-Norman invasion and was made famous in Derry by Robert Lundy and the siege of the city. Lundy is taken from the Norman 'de la Lounde'. An early record of the name is found in the person of Gilbert de la Lounde who was murdered by the O'Mores in the year 1297. In 1307 the name was rendered as Lunde. Lund is another variant of this name. Most of the name are originally from Counties Cavan, Down and Antrim with another branch of the name located in North Connacht Province. In the year 1665 the name was quite numerous in Counties Kilkenny and Tipperary as attested by the Hearth Money Rolls. In the ancient document the 'Ormond Deeds' there is a record of a John Boy Lundey, a County Tipperary witness, who appeared in court, aged 100 years. In modern times the name is mostly found in Ulster and in County Dublin.The Lundy family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Lundy descendants.