This famous heraldic and noble locational name, borne by "the Dukes of Lunebourg", is recorded in most Northern European countries. It is locational and derives either from the region in Germany called Luneburg or from residence at places known as "the wooded hills". The origination is from the ancient Scandinavian "lundr", meaning "wooded groves", and "berg", hill or mount. There are a wide variety of variant spellings including: Lundberg, Lundeberg, Lunberg, Luneberg, Luneburg and Lunebourg, whilst an ancient Coat of Arms exists, depicting a blue lion rampant on a gold field, surrounded by a melee of red hearts. Compared with British recordings of surnames which can go back to the 12th Century, Scandinavian surnames are much later. In this case we have the following examples from the 18th Century, at the commencement of official recordings: Anders Lundberg, who married Maria Broman at Hudiksvall, on November 27th 1753, and Brita Stina Lundberg, who married Jan Sungren at Hille, on October 20th 1803. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Abram Lundberg, which was dated November 24th 1728, marriage to Anna Michelsdr, at Mo Socken, Sweden, during the reign of Queen Ulrica Eleanor of Sweden, Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. 1718 - 1741.
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