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Where did the English Lorian family come from? What is the English Lorian family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lorian family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lorian family history?The name Lorian originates in Normandy where records show Henricus Loherene was listed there in 1180. It is derived from the Old French "le Lohereng," meaning "the man from Lorraine." Other records show the fief of Lauraine, Normady 1180-95.
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Loring, Loreing, Lorring, Lorin, Lorrin and others.
First found in Bedfordshire, where Albert de Loraine (Lothariensis) was listed as a Baron in this county and Hereford in 1086. Roger Loering was later listed in Bedfordshire in 1165. Geoffrey le Lohareng was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1158-59 and Dauit le Loreng was listed in the Feet of Fines of Norfolk in 1197. A few years later, Thomas Loring was listed in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1280. The Hundred Rolls of 1273 revealed more listings of the name: Peter de Loring in Bedfordshire; and John le Loring in Oxfordshire. Kirby's Quest, another census a the time of King Edward III (1312 –1377) listed Alice Loring and Emma Loring both in Somerset. In the same century, the name was also found in Scotland where Eustace de Lorreyne was a Commissioner, at Berwick on Tweed in 1333. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's historical novel "Sir Nigel" first chapter is entitled "The House of Loring."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorian research. Another 362 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1342, 1386, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1566, 1600, 1837, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Lorian History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lorian Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Lorian or a variant listed above were: Thomas Loring, his wife and two sons who arrived in Dorchester, MA in 1634; Robert Loring, who came to Virginia in 1664; James Loring, who settled in Virginia in 1682.
The Lorian Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lorian 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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