Lundy island - relevant to Lundy family name?

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My wife's parents were asking me about Lundy island, if the Lundy family may have originated from there. Has anyone done any research into this?

From what I can tell, the Island, located just 12 miles off of Devon England was called Lundy island well before 1200 CE. (http://www.localcollectorspost.org/id45.html).  We have relatives born in Devon, England (Richard Lundy) - prior to that they were called Lynde and not from Devon.

Is this just a coincidence? or does anyone have any additional information that they might know about this?
WikiTree profile: Sylvester Lundy
in Genealogy Help by Rob Lenihan G2G4 (5.0k points)

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Unlikely the island has a surname connection. Please see this link:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/155dbcb66cb9f95e
by R W G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
Hi Ron,

I'm unable to follow that link. It appears that is a link to a mailbox. I'm getting the message that the conversation at that link no longer exists.
Thanks - I guess it is just a coincidence that they were Lundy and lived near that island.
Maybe this is just my bad geography since I'm in Canada. When I google Devonshire Axeminster England, it comes up as Axminster, which is within Devon, England. Devonshire, Axminster isn't the same Axminster then that is east of Exeter and west(ish) of Dorchester?

When I lookup Devonshire and Devon on googlemaps, it brings me to the exact same location. It isn't?

A google search tells me that Devonshire is an arcaic term and that Devon and Devonshire are the same place.

Sorry 'bout that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello,  I am Rod Lundy, my roots go right back to Chardstock, Axminster the UK, Richard Lyndye.  I have been to Lundy Island many, many times, if I can help with info, please contact me ,
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