Origins Available: Irish-Alt
There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Lochlain originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Lochlainn or O Maoilsheachlainn. The first name is derived from a Norse personal name
, while the second name originally designated a follower of St. Secundinus.
Early Origins of the Lochlain family
The surname Lochlain was first found in County Meath
(Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland
, in the province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Lochlain family
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Lochlain Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacLoughlin, McLoughlin, MacGloughlin, Lochlain and others.
Early Notables of the Lochlain family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lochlain family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas, Bridget, Catherine and Helen MacLoughlin who settled in Quebec in 1849; Bernard, Charles, Denis, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William MacLoughlin all arrived in Philadelphia between 1823 and 1860. The family also settled in Newfoundland between 1792 and 1872..