Origins Available: German
The ancestors of the name Logen come from the proud Boernician
clans of the Scottish-English border region. The Logen family lived in Logan, near Auchinleck. These place names derive from the Gaelic word lagan,
meaning "a hollow."
Early Origins of the Logen family
The surname Logen was first found in Ayrshire
where they first appeared in the records in the village of Logan in 1204. A number of Logans swore an oath of allegiance to Edward I
when he conquered Scotland
in 1296: Thurbrend Logan (Lord of Crougar), Lord of Crougar in Cunningham; Phillip Logan of Montrose; Walter Logan of Lanarkshire; and Andrew Logan of Wigtown
. In 1329, Sir Robert Logan and Sir Walter Logan were killed in Spain
while accompanying Sir James Douglas to the Holy Land with the heart of Bruce (thus the Clan's Crest). They were attempting to fulfill Robert the Bruce's request to have his heart buried in the Holy Land.
Early History of the Logen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Logen research.Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1555, 1606, 1609, 1634, 1692 and are included under the topic Early Logen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Logen Spelling Variations
Spelling rules had not yet evolved in medieval Scotland
, some names dating from that era often appear many different ways. Some spelling variations
of Logen include Logan, Loggan, Loganaich, MacLennan and many more.
Early Notables of the Logen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Logen family to Ireland
Some of the Logen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 253 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Logen family to the New World and Oceana
The Boernician-Scottish people who came to North America were often nearly penniless when they arrived, and brought very few personal effects with them. Much Scottish heritage was lost in the process, and it is only this century that highland games, Clan
societies, and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Scots to rediscover their national legacy. Logens were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Logen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Logen, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1765 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
The Logen 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: Hoc majorum virtus
Motto Translation: This is the valour of my ancestors.