The surname of Lucas is with a variety of backgrounds, from English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch. The Latin form Lucas was a personal name. It came from the Greek term Loukas which meant â€˜man from Lucaniaâ€™. The region of Lucania is in southern Italy and was thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning â€˜brightâ€™ or â€˜shiningâ€™ Lucas became popular surname during the Middle Ages because of the person, St. Luke the Evangelist. In Scotland the surname takes the form of McLucas.
The original locations of many Lucas families are England, Ireland and Germany.
Families with the Lucas surname were farmers and laborers during the 1880s.
Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Midlothian counties of Scotland have the higher Lucas population.
In England, Lancashire county and several along the southern end of England have the great numbers of the Lucas surname. In the United States, the Lucas families live in Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York primarily.
Famous: Charles Lucas (19th century cellist), Ray Lucas (professional football player), Craig Lucas (playwright for the American stage), George Lucas (filmmaker and producer), Isabelle Lucas (British actress and singer), Maurice Lucas (professional basketball player), Trevor Lucas (Australian folk-rock musician), Jim G. Lucas (American journalist), Charles Lucas (18thcentury Irish politician and physician) and Buddy Lucas (New Zealand swimmer).