laugher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the laugher family

The surname laugher was 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The ancient Gaelic family seated on Lochore (Inchgall) Island in the Parish of Ballingry was superceded by these new Lords from Normandy.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.

Important Dates for the laugher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laugher research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1305, 1316, 1328, 1328, 1332, 1498, 1605, 1595 and 1608 are included under the topic Early laugher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

laugher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Locher, Lochor, Lahore, Lahoar, Lohoar, Lochore, Lochoir, Laugher, Louchor, Louchere, Louchore, Locquhor, Lokuhor, Lokquhor and many more.

Early Notables of the laugher family (pre 1700)

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laugher migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

laugher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Francis Laugher, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge" [1]

Citations

  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURGE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/surge1852.shtml
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