Luckey Surname DNA Project- Background

Administrators

  • Kenneth Luckey , Group Administrator

Surnames

Loucks, Louk, Louke, Luc, Luck, Lucke, Luckey, Luckie, Lucky, Luke, Mac Lucais, MacLuckie

Background

Luckey: Irish spelling of Scottish Luckie.

Luckie: Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of a pet form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas).

McLucas: Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais, patronymic from the personal name Lucas.

Lucas:
1. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.: from the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. Compare Lucio. The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. Compare Luke. This is also found as an Americanized form of Greek Loukas.
2. Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas).

Information from: Luckey Family History Facts – Ancestry.com


Any male with the surname Luckey, Lucky, Luckie or other variations of this surname may join this project. Since the Y gene is only passed from the father to his son, any female who wishes to research her father's surname may order a kit for her father, brother or a cousin with the same surname. If you have a question concerning your surname meeting the requirements for this project please contact me.