Lujan is a spanish geographical name that derived from Luxan, wich itself derived from Aluxan, a very small town in the ayuntamiento de Muro de Rueda (Huesca),it is located in northern Spain near the Pyrennes mountain range on the border with France. Since its located in the province of Aragon,its origin is Aragones.
Some data places the origin of Aluxan at the XII or even back to the XI century, Aluxan still has the castle that started the lineage of the current Lujan family, for pictures of the castle contact:
This Spanish last name made a mark in the world in Madrid, where it established itself in the XII century, after that it extended from Madrid to Castilla, Andalucia, and eventually America, where they established the last name in Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina. In Argentina theres a city of 93,000 named Lujan, after captain Pedro de Luján who died in 1536 in a hostile battle with native indians. In Mexico the Lujan name is concentrated in the states of Chihuaha, Coahuila,and Durango, extending all the way up to the US southwest, in states like New Mexico, and Arizona. And there is a small line of Lujan ancestry in the island of Guam in the south pacific.
And there are documented records of Lujans arriving at Ellis Island as inmigrants from Cuba, Mexico, and Spain in the 1800s.
The Lujan name is closely tied to Spanish royalty, it still has a residencein Madrid namedTorre Lujan, where at one time the King of France Fransico I was a prisoner after his defeat in the battle of Pavia, a battle won by King Carlos V in 1525. The royal titles the Lujan name posesses are numerous:
1669.- King Carlos II concedes the title of Count Castroponce to Don Fernando de Lujan Robles Caballero.
16??.-King Carlos III concedes the title of Duke of Almodovar del Valle to Don Pedro Fransisco de Lujan y Gongora.
There has been Lujans directors of the academy of history, Marquezes, Counts, Mayors, Ministers of state, embassadors to London and Lisbon, Presidents, and numerous military men. There where also Lujans that sailed with Cristopher Colombus, and it is believed that a Lujan gave Colombus a decent burial after his death.
Currently there are Lujans in the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Central America, Venezuela, Spain, Guam, France, and Germany.
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Humberto Lujan, Tijuana BC Mexico