Lorian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Scotland, with its skirl of bagpipes and colorful tartans is the homeland of the noble surname Lorian. In Scotland, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Lorian family originally lived in the French province of Lorraine, before moving to Scotland, where the name was passed down through many generations.
Early Origins of the Lorian family
The surname Lorian was first found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Kirk Hall some say, from the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. These estates were apparently obtained by the marriage of the Knight of Loraine to the del Strother heiress. However, it was a common practice of the powerful Border Clans to have territories on both sides of the border and such was the case with the Loraines. They were also seated in Roxburghshire in the eastern marches of Scotland. Roger Loraine or Loren was the first of the name in Scotland about the year 1200. This Roger was on an enquiry concerning piracy in the Irish Sea.
Important Dates for the Lorian family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorian research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1358, 1590, 1603, 1563, 1624, 1608, 1608, 1657, 1624, 1625, 1625, 1634, 1719 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Lorian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lorian Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Loraine, Loraigne, Lorain, Loran, Lorane, Loreygne, Lorrain, Lorrane, Loren, Lorren, Lorraigne, Lorraine and many more.
Early Notables of the Lorian family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Henry II (1563-1624), known as "the Good (le Bon)", the Duke of Lorraine from 1608 until his death; Nicole de Lorraine (1608-1657), Duchess of Lorraine and Bar from (1624-1625)...
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Migration of the Lorian family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lyman Lorain who settled in Virginia in 1635; James William Lorraine landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840; Thomas Loran settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1871..