Posted By:Bob Lincoln
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Subject:Re: Lusks in Canada originally from Ireland
Post Date:July 08, 1999 at 04:26:43
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Forum:Lusk Family Genealogy Forum
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My great-grandparents, Joseph and Grace (Hampton) Lusk, were from County Down, near the city of Banbridge, village of Seapatrick. I have seen many references to Lusks in Co. Antrim. I know that my Joseph's father owned a farm, which Joseph had to return to Ireland to sell in the 1890s. He and his family and 5 sisters came to America in 1888. Parents were John and Rachel (Corry) Lusk.
I can also tell you that they were avid Orangemen (Loyalists); yet the name derives from the town of Lusk just a few miles north of Dublin. I've been there, it's a very small quaint and poor village, nothing remarkable at all; it dates to 5th century A.D. The name Lusk is from lusca, which is a Scandinavian word for "cave" or "cave dweller". So we probably have Viking roots.
That's all I can offer you, other than to say you're working the right locations.