Loe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Loe reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Loe family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Loe family lived in Worcestershire. The earliest instances of the name in England appear for the most part to be of local origin; that is, derived from the name of the place where an original bearer lived or where he once held land, the place in this instance being a hlaw, the Old English word for a hill. Any individual case may also be of nickname origin, deriving from loup, the Old French word for a wolf, or from one of the pet-names for Lawrence, such as Law or Low.
Early Origins of the Loe family
The surname Loe was first found in Worcestershire. Later, a branch of the family was found at Alderwasley in Derbyshire. " The Le Foune or Fawne family held lands here in the reign of Henry III., and their heiress intermarried with the Lowes, who obtained a grant of the manor from Henry VIII." 
Early History of the Loe family
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Loe Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Lowe, Lowes, Lowis, Lowse, Low, McLoy and others.
Early Notables of the Loe family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphrey Lowe, High Sheriff of Shropshire; George Lowe (c. 1594-1682), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Calne (1640-1644), a Royalist supporter; John Lowe (1628-1667), an English politician who sat...
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Migration of the Loe family to Ireland
Some of the Loe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Loe migration to the United States +
Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Loe name or one of its variants:
Loe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Loe, who arrived in Maryland in 1633 
- Jo Loe, aged 18, who arrived in Bermuda in 1635 
- William Loe, who landed in Virginia in 1650 
- Phill Loe, who landed in Virginia in 1653 
- Elizabeth Loe, who landed in Maryland in 1660 
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Loe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Robert Loe, who arrived in Virginia in 1713 
- Peter Loe, who landed in New York in 1756 
Loe migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- David Loe, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Contemporary Notables of the name Loe (post 1700) +
- Sherwood R. Loe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1944, 1952 
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The Loe Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Spero meliora
Motto Translation: I hope for better things.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html