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Where did the French laLoges family come from? What is the French laLoges family crest and coat of arms? When did the laLoges family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the laLoges family history?

The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the place of origin of the distinguished surname laLoges. laLoges is a topographic surname, which is a form of hereditary surname. A topographic name would have been given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name laLoges is derived from the Old French word "loge," meaning "lodge," and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a structure.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Loge, Loges, La Loge, La Loges, Lauge, Lauges, La Lauges, La Lauge, La Loges, Louge, Louges, Loige, Loige, La Loige, Loigue, Loigues, La Loigue, Lauch, Lauche, de la Loge, de loge and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laLoges research. Another 295 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1450, 1610, 1671, 1698, 1714, 1715, 1750, 1751, and 1775 are included under the topic Early laLoges History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early laLoges Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Loge settled in Philadelphia in 1823; John Loge settled in New Jersey in 1773; John Loge, aged 28; settled in Philadelphia in 1820; and Peter Loge settled in Philadelphia in 1808..


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The laLoges Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laLoges Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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