Posted By:Vlad Luzgin
Subject:Re: Origin of the Lusk name
Post Date:July 27, 2007 at 22:30:29
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Forum:Lusk Family Genealogy Forum
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"In 1985, my son and I visited there and also went to Lusk, Ireland, a small village outside of Dublin. A brochure we obtained there states that St. Maccullin, an early convert to Christianity, founded a monastery there and according to tradition, was buried in a cave there when he died in 497. The Gaelic word for cave is "Lusca", from which Lusk is derived."

Comment: Very nice and sweaty story. I can make up a similar one for rich tourists. Will you pay me? Yes, Celtic word "lusca" means cave and it is related to Latin word luscus - one eyed man, who has one eye and one 'cave' instead of the second eye. The name of the village can be derived from the cave. But the surname Lusk does not originate from the name of the village Lusk. Vice versa is possible.
My story: Lusks originates from octopus Lusca, who lives in a cave under the water in Caribbean Sea and prefer human's meat as food. Do you like it? British historian August Hunt gives the other, more realistic, version. Read this: “Lusk, i.e. in Fingall, i.e. a house that was built of weeds (lusrad) was there formerly, and hence the place is named Lusca”. Really, this is just his translation of the old document, which explains the origin of the name Lusca. And one of the Slavic's meanings of the word 'luska' is lusrad.
Well, do you really think that German, Danish and Check Lusks originate from Ireland? "One British man - it's a gentleman, two British men - it's a club, three British men - it's an Empire." That's true, but not the whole world.

LUSKS HAVE SLAVIC ROOTS. There origin is Wends tribes which lived on the North coast of Baltic Sea near Rostok .