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Early Origins of the Loach family
The surname Loach was first found in Peeblesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland
, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area. They were from the locality known as Portmoore Loch in the parish of Eddleston in Peeblesshire
. Literally, the name means "a place where rivers meet with a partial obstruction from a wooden dam. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Later they acquired the lands of Gillemorestun in 1189. John Loch of Roxburghshire
represented his Clan
when he rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I
on his brief conquest of Scotland
. Malise Lock was taken prisoner at Dunbar Castle in the same year. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Further to the south, the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 listed: Geoffrey Loc, or Lock in Suffolk; and William Lock in Oxfordshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Kirby's Quest lists John Loke in Somerset
, 1 Edward III. (during the first year of Edward III's reign.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
Early History of the Loach family
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Loach Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loch, Lock, Locke, Lochlair, Locklair and others.
Early Notables of the Loach family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was George Lock, Bishop of Glasgow; Matthew Locke (ca. 1621-1677), an English Baroque composer and music theorist; and John Locke (1632-1704), known as the... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Loach family to Ireland
Some of the Loach family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Loach family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loach Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Tho Loach, who settled in Virginia in 1667
Loach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Loach, who arrived in Maryland in 1732
- Henry Loach, who settled in America in 1735
Loach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Loach, who settled in Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania in 1891
- Francis James Loach, who settled in Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania in 1893
Contemporary Notables of the name Loach (post 1700)
- Kenneth Loach (b. 1936), English filmmaker
The Loach Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Assiduitate, non desdia
Motto Translation: By assiduity, not by sloth.