Locher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Locher family

The surname Locher 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 Locher family

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

Locher Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Locher family (pre 1700)

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United States Locher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Locher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Friederich Locher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
  • Henrich Locher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
Locher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicholas Locher, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Joseph Locher, who landed in Valdivia, Chile in 1850 [1]
  • John Locher who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • William Locher, who landed in Philadelphia in 1858
  • Edward Locher, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Locher (post 1700) +

  • Richard Earl "Dick" Locher (1929-2017), American syndicated cartoonist, awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Editorial Cartooning (1983) for his work on Dick Tracy

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mr. Urs Locher (1950-1979), Swedish passenger, currently residing in Kelston, Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash [2]


  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)
  2. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx


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