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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.

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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.

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


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



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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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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