The surname is derived from the Old Norse 'lundr' meaning 'grove', or, the Gaelic 'lunnd' 'marsh'. It is either an English topographical name (Geoffrey de Lund, 1200, 'The Book of Seals', Norfolk) or it may be locational from the village of Lundi near Doune in Perthshire, Scotland. Recordings include one William Lundi, sherriff of Fife 1491, 'Inventory of Pitfirane Writs and George Lundye, minster of Dummany 1547, 'Register of Ministers and Readers in the Kirk of Scotland'. The modern idiom of the spelling includes Lundy, Lunt, Lount, and Lundie. One Anthonie Lundy married Elizabeth Mingis, at St. Gregory by St. Paul, London on the 21st August 1632. Ann, daughter of James and Seot Lundie, was christened at Marylebone, London on the 13th November 1782. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph de la Lunde, which was dated 1183, Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Henry II, 'The Builder of Churches', 1154 - 1189. 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.
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