laughner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the laughner family

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The ancient Gaelic family seated on Lochore (Inchgall) Island in the Parish of Ballingry was superceded by these new Lords from Normandy.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

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laughner 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 laughner family (pre 1700)

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laughner migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

laughner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Laughner, aged 39, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name laughner (post 1700)

  • William Jonathon Wesley Laughner, American co-founder of Laughner's Cafeteria, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based cafeteria-style restaurant chain in 1892
  • Peter Laughner (1952-1977), American guitarist, songwriter and singer


  1. ^ 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)
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