Last name origin & meaning:
Scandinavian, German, and English: topographic name for someone who
lived by a grove, Old Norse lundr; the word was adopted into
northern dialects of Middle English and also into Anglo-Norman French.
There are a number of places in England named with this word, as for
example Lund in Lancashire, East Yorkshire, and North Yorkshire, Lunt
in Merseyside, and Lound in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and
Suffolk, and the surname may derive from any of these. The Swedish
surname is probably more usually ornamental. When surnames became
obligatory in Sweden in the 19th century, this was one of the most
popular among the many terms denoting features of the natural
landscape which were adopted as surnames, usually compounded with some
other such term.
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