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Where did the Scottish Loh family come from? What is the Scottish Loh family crest and coat of arms? When did the Loh family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Loh family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Locher, Lochor, Lahore, Lahoar, Lohoar, Lochore, Lochoir, Laugher, Louchor, Louchere, Louchore, Locquhor, Lokuhor, Lokquhor and many more.
First found in Fife, where they have held a family seat from the 12th century, probably about 1135. About this time Earl David of Huntingdon, son of King Malcolm of Scotland, came north to claim the throne of Scotland. He brought with him many Norman nobles to whom he gave estates. Although the first on record was Constantin of Lochore about 1150, there is no trace of the line from which Constantin was descended in Normandy. Constantin was the first Lord of Lochore. The ancient Gaelic family seated on Lochore (Inchgall) Island in the Parish of Ballingry was superceded by these new Lords from Normandy. He was succeeded by another Constantinus, either a son or grandson in 1235. Andreas, brother of Constantin, and Phillip and David, brothers of Constantinus, also started other lines of the family. David, became Sheriff of Fife in 1265. David was close to Royal Court circles and was one of the dignitaries on a charter by King Alexander III at Roxburgh in 1279.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loh research. Another 350 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1305, 1316, 1328, 1435, 1498, 1595, and 1605 are included under the topic Early Loh History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loh Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Loh Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Loh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loh 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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