Origins Available: Irish
This Lochridge surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Luachra," derived from the word "luachair," which means "rushes" or "sedges."
Early Origins of the Lochridge family
The surname Lochridge 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
Early History of the Lochridge family
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Lochridge 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 Lochridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lochridge family to the New World and Oceana
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 Lochridge (post 1700)
- Charles Lochridge, American bridge player in the 1930s; he competed at the Springold national bridge championship in 1935
- Tom Lochridge (1903-1985), American surveyor who laid out Rosharon, also known as "Buttermilk Station," Brazoria County, Texas