Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2015

Where did the English Loftin family come from? What is the English Loftin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Loftin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Loftin family history?

The name Loftin is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Lofthouse during the reign of King Alfred in 900 AD. This place-name was originally derived from the Old Norse words lopt meaning loft and hus meaning house. Therefore the original bearers of the Loftin surname were dwellers of the loft house.

 More

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Loftin has been spelled many different ways, including Loftus, Lofthouse, Loftis, Loftiss, Loftos and others.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loftin research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1620, 1573, 1605, 1619, 1639, 1647, 1691, 1797, 1619 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Loftin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Another 67 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loftin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the Loftin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 151 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Loftins to arrive in North America:

Loftin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Loftin, aged 25, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860

 More

  • Carey Loftin (1914-1997), American actor and stuntman
  • Scott Marion Loftin (1878-1953), American politician, United States Senator from Florida in 1936
  • Brian Loftin (b. 1972), retired American soccer forward, former commissioner of the Xtreme Soccer League, member of the US National Team (1996-2000)
  • Peter Loftin Peter T. Loftin, American telecom entrepreneur
  • Richard Bowen Loftin (b. 1949), American academic, the 24th American President of Texas A&M University


 More

Popular Family Crest Products
 
Loftin Armorial History With Coat of ArmsLoftin Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Loftin Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageLoftin Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Loftin Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesLoftin Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Loftin Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainLoftin Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Loftin Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugLoftin Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Loftin Armorial History with FrameLoftin Armorial History with Frame
Loftin Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsLoftin Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products
 More

 More

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Loftin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loftin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 30 March 2015 at 17:58.

Sign Up


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more