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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The surname Logan comes from the original Irish sept name O Leoghain. It has sometimes been unusually mistranslated into Duck, the Irish word for duck being "lacha" which bears only a slight similarity to the original. The surname sometimes appears as Logan, but in many cases, especially in Ulster, this name is of Scottish descendent, brought to Ireland by the plantations.

Logan Early Origins



The surname Logan was first found in County Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where it belonged to the sept whose chiefs were lords of Gailenga Mor, now Morgallion. The annals tell the story of how the men of Teffia (County Meath) slew Cuan O Lothchain, the chief poet of King Malachy II, in 1024 and died miraculously as retribution. Maurice O'Loughan was Bishop of Kilmacduagh from 1254 to 1283. The prominent members of the O Leochain sept were driven across the river Shannon by the Anglo-Norman invasion.

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Logan Spelling Variations


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Logan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lohan, O'Lohan, Loughan, Loghan, Logan, Duck and others.

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Logan Early History


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Logan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Logan research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1439, 1806, 1839, 1853, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Logan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Logan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Logan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Logan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Logan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Logan who settled in Virginia in 1740
  • William Logan, who arrived in Augusta County, Va in 1740
  • Colon Logan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Darby Logan, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • John Logan with his wife and two children settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Logan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Logan, who arrived in America in 1801
  • David Logan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • William Logan, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Geo Logan, aged 30, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Geo, Logan Jr., aged 25, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Logan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Logan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Logan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Logan, aged 28, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • James Logan, aged 60, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • John Logan, aged 24, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Margaret Logan, aged 60, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Nancy Logan, aged 22, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Logan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Logan, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • George Logan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
  • James Logan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
  • C. Logan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839
  • George Logan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Logan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Logan, aged 57, a doctor, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Janet Logan arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Housten Francis Logan, aged 15 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Francis Logan landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • H F Logan landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Logan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Logan (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Francis Vincent Logan (b. 1891), American Assistant Commanding General 26th Division (1942-1943)
  • John Alexander Logan Jr. (1865-1899), American United States Army General, Medal of Honor recipient
  • John Logan (1747-1807), American pioneer and Indian fighter who fought with Daniel Boone
  • James Harvey Logan (1841-1928), American horticulturist, creator of the loganberry
  • James Marion Logan (1920-1999), United States Army soldier, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Jacqueline Logan (1901-1983), American silent movie actress
  • Hugh Logan (1834-1903), American Captain of the Afterguard in the Union Navy, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
  • Robert Dean "Bob" Logan (1910-1978), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Robert F. Logan Jr. (b. 1941), American actor
  • John Alexander Logan (1826-1886), American soldier and political leader
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Logan Historic Events


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Logan Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Master Robert Logan, American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mrs. Ruth Logan, American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Logan


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Suggested Readings for the name Logan



  • Historic Families of Kentucky by Thomas Marshall Green.
  • Those Who Have Gone Before by Miriam Halbert Bales.

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Motto


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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: Hoc majorum virtus
Motto Translation: This is the valour of my ancestors.


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Logan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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    The Logan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Logan 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.

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