Loch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Loch family

The surname Loch was first found in Austria, where the name Loken became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Loch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loch research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Loken, Lokum, Lochin, Lochen, Lokin, Locher, Loch and others.

Early Notables of the Loch family (pre 1700)

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United States Loch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Loch, who settled in Louisiana in 1722 with his wife and children
  • Jacob Loch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johanis Loch, aged 16, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johannes Loch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Anna Elisabetha Loch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Loch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Loch, who arrived in America in 1850 [1]
  • Friedrich Loch, who arrived in Ohio in 1852 [1]
  • Christ Loch, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Johann Andreas Wilhelm Loch, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Heinrich Jakob Loch, who arrived in Brazil in 1855 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Loch (post 1700) +

  • Felix Loch (b. 1989), German winner of three Olympic gold medals for the luge at the 2010, and 2014 games
  • George Loch (1811-1887), Scottish Liberal Party politician
  • Lieutenant-General Kenneth Loch (1890-1961), Scottish soldier and defence planner
  • James Loch (1780-1855), Scottish estate commissioner and later a Member of Parliament
  • Henry Brougham Loch GCMG, KCB (1827-1900), 1st Baron Loch, Scottish soldier and colonial administrator
  • Charles Loch Mowat (1911-1970), British-born, American historian
  • Michael Loch McGurk (1958-2009), Australian businessman


  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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