The name Loeeck was brought to England
by the Normans
when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Loeeck family lived in Lancashire
. Tower indicates that the original bearer lived in the tower of a castle.
Early Origins of the Loeeck family
The surname Loeeck was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, and were the Lords of the manor of Lowick or Lofwick. William of Tours accompanied William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, and was granted estates under tenant
in Chief, the Baron
of Kendall. Some branches of this distinguished line remained in Lancashire
, while others branched south to Sowerby in Lincolnshire
, and Isle of Ely. Others of this family adopted the name Lowick and Lofwick and remained in Lancashire.
"William de Lancaster, first Baron of Kendal, granted certain lands here, temp. Henry II., to the Towers family, who conveyed them to the Lofwics in the reign of John. The estate was held by the Lofwics until it passed by marriage, in the reign of Henry VI." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Loeeck family
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Loeeck Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Loeeck has been recorded under many different variations, including Tower, Towers, Toure, Toures, Lowick, Lofwick and others.
Early Notables of the Loeeck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loeeck family to Ireland
Some of the Loeeck family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Loeeck family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Loeecks were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Joane Tower who settled in Virginia in 1670; John Tower settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637; John Tower settled in New England
with five children in 1641.