Lofland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lofland family

The surname Lofland was first found in Austria, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name's literal meaning referred to the craftsman who carved out wooden spoons. Later, it came to represent numerous branches of a powerful family. Chronicles first mention Hans Loeffler of Stuttgart in 1447. The name first became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in tribal and national conflicts, where each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Important Dates for the Lofland family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lofland research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1717 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Lofland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lofland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Loeffler, Loeffel, Loefel, Loefeler, Loeffers, Leffler (Silesia), Loepeler (northern Germany), Loeffelmann, Loeffels, Loefels, Loffler and many more.

Early Notables of the Lofland family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lofland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lofland migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lofland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Helen Douglas Lofland, aged 25, originally from Hamburg, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Patria" from Hamburg, Germany [1]
Lofland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Heinrich Lofland, aged 20, originally from Warschau, Russia, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Barbarossa" from Bremen, Germany [2]
  • Alfred V. Lofland, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Tagus" from Bermuda [3]
  • Winifred Lofland, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Tagus" from Bermuda [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lofland (post 1700)

  • William Lofland, American politician, Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, 1866-68 [5]
  • James Rush Lofland (1823-1894), American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Delaware, 1855-59; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1873-75; Defeated, 1874 [5]

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWK-76V : 6 December 2014), Helen Douglas Lofland, 19 Feb 1897; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG9-L24 : 6 December 2014), Heinrich Lofland, 08 Jul 1907; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Barbarossa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJG6-G32 : 6 December 2014), Alfred V. Lofland, 04 Oct 1911; citing departure port Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Tagus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJG6-G3L : 6 December 2014), Winifred Lofland, 04 Oct 1911; citing departure port Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Tagus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate