Lucas - ‘ son of Luca’ originates from Luca now Lucca in Tuscany, Italy. Founded by the Etruscans and became a Roman colony in 180 BC

DNA Classification:

Haplogroup E1b1b1a1 E-M78

Established in Europe for over 10,000 years.

Major distribution Italy, Greece (20%) Albania (20%), Egypt (30%) Somalia (60%)


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French family connections

prior to England

DeChateauNeuf  En- Boutieres

The castle is now in ruins.

60 km south of Saint Etienne,

55 km west of Valence,

45 km southeast of Le Puy en Velay and 20 km east of Lamastr

44 ° 58 '14 "N

04 ° 21 '05 "E


 Between 956 and 982, Étienne, noble man of the castle of Mézenc and his wife Ermegarde give to the abbey of Saint Chaffre-of-Monastier (Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alps) a manse at Râches - (North Franch). This is the first time that these lords of the Mezenc are mentioned in the cartulary of the abbey.

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