Laughridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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This Laughridge surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Luachra," derived from the word "luachair," which means "rushes" or "sedges."
Early Origins of the Laughridge family
The surname Laughridge was first found in Armagh (Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat as ecclesiastics in west Armagh and Antrim. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Tyrone about 1430.
Early History of the Laughridge family
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Laughridge Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Loughran, Lochrane, Lochraine, Lutheran, Lochran, Laugheran, Loughrey, O'Loughran, O'Lochrane, O'Lochran, O'Loughraine and many more.
Early Notables of the Laughridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Laughridge family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Owen Loughran, who was an 'enforced emigrant' from Ireland to America in 1738; Peter Loughran, who was recorded in Philadelphia in 1826; Jeremiah Loughry, who arrived in New York in 1740.
Contemporary Notables of the name Laughridge (post 1700) +
- Thomas Laughridge (b. 1932), American cinematographer, founding father of the Society of Operating Cameramen (SOC), first co-president (1979-1981), known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi (1983), Scarface (1983) and Papillon (1973)
- Julie Laughridge, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2008 
- Allene Laughridge, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2008 
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