Lisk Family in New Jersey originating in Staten Island 1670 Updated January 24, 2005
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James Lisk, the Patriarch, born about 1670 at Staten Island and died after March 1730 at Staten Island, New York. James Lisk is undoubtedly the first of the name in the New York-New Jersey area, as in no instance did I find any other individual by this surname in all my research. At the time of the Staten Island census, his age was given as 38, it is determined that the enumeration was made about 1708, thus James was probably born about 1670. Some of the children migrated to Hunterdon, Morris and Monmouth County New Jersey. There are Revoluntionary War, NJ Militia and Civil War Veterans traced to this proud family. The surname originates in Scotland.
The Lisk Family Coat of Arms (143 KB) Traces its roots back to ancient times of Scotland. Lisk got its local origin and its root in the old Lands of Leask, Parish of Slaines, Aberdeenshire, who were granted the blazon of arms described above. Ref: General Armory of Great Britain by Sir Bernard Burke.