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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."

laughridge Early Origins



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.

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laughridge Spelling Variations


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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.

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laughridge Early History


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laughridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laughridge research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1416, 1576, 1612, and 1652 are included under the topic Early laughridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laughridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laughridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early laughridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name laughridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laughridge (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The laughridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laughridge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 13:57.

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