Posted By:Larry Lincoln
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Subject:Re: Lusks in America and their source
Post Date:July 15, 2000 at 19:46:38
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Forum:Lusk Family Genealogy Forum
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In 1949, I met a Presbyterian minister (turned Episcopalian) by the name of Lusk in Ridgefield, CT, who was born in Northern Ireland. He claimed that the Lusks in Ireland were descended from a Viking pirate shipwrecked off the coast of Ireland. There may be some basis for his claim, as I later visited the tiny farming village of Lusk, just outside of Dublin, in 1985. A plaque on the side of a Norman tower there said it was used by the villagers as a refuge from Viking raiders centuries earlier.