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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish

Where did the Scottish Logue family come from? When did the Logue family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Logue family history?

The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Logue. The Logue family lived in Fife.

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Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Logue has been spelled Logie, Loggie, Logy, Logue and others.

First found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Logue research. Another 197 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1296, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Logue History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the Logue family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words(19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Logue Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • John and Samuel Logue settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772
  • John Logue settled in New Jersey in 1772
  • John Logue and Samuel Logue, who were "Protestant immigrants," on record in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1772
  • John Logue, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Samuel Logue, who landed in South Carolina in 1772

Logue Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Wm Logue, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Mary Logue, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • James Logue, William Logue, and Mary Logue who all arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1811
  • Biddy Logue, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Catherine Logue, aged 28, landed in Maine in 1812


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  • James Washington Logue (1863-1925), American Democrat member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1913-1915)
  • Dr. Alexandra W. Logue, American academic, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Daniel Logue, American politician, Member of the California State Assembly (2008-)
  • Frank Logue (1924-2010), American politician, 25th Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut (1976-1979)
  • Ronald "Ron" E. Logue, American businessman, former Chairman of the Board of State Street Corporation
  • Christopher Logue CBE (b. 1926), English poet and playwright
  • Donal Logue (b. 1966), Canadian film and television actor, known for his role as Sean Finnerty in the television sitcom Grounded for Life (2001-2005)
  • Lionel George Logue CVO (1880-1953), Australian speech therapist who successfuly treated King George VI, immortalized in the Hollywood movie the King's Speech
  • Michael Logue (1840-1924), Irish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland (1887-1924)
  • Alison Logue (b. 1987), Australian footballer


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  • John Logue of North Carolina by Jane Gray Buchanan.
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