Show ContentsLoggan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Loggan family lived in Logan, near Auchinleck. These place names derive from the Gaelic word lagan, from lag meaning "a hollow." [1]

Early Origins of the Loggan family

The surname Loggan was first found in Ayrshire where they first appeared in the records in the village of Logan in 1204. A number of Logans swore an oath of allegiance to Edward I of England when he conquered Scotland in 1296: Thurbrend Logan (Lord of Crougar), Lord of Crougar in Cunningham; Phillip Logan of Montrose; Walter Logan of Lanarkshire; and Andrew Logan of Wigtown. [1]

In 1329, Sir Robert Logan and Sir Walter Logan were killed in Spain while accompanying Sir James Douglas to the Holy Land with the heart of Bruce (thus the Clan's Crest). They were attempting to fulfill Robert the Bruce's request to have his heart buried in the Holy Land.

Early History of the Loggan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loggan research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1555, 1606, 1609, 1674, 1751, 1674, 1699, 1701, 1718, 1776, 1606, 1555, 1573 and are included under the topic Early Loggan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loggan Spelling Variations

Over the years, Loggan has been written It appears under these variations because medieval scribes spelled names according to sound rather than by any over-arching set of rules. Logan, Loggan, Loganaich, MacLennan and many more.

Early Notables of the Loggan family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was James Logan (1674-1751), William Penn's agent in America and man of science, born at his father's house at Lurgan, co. Armagh, 20 Oct. 1674, was son of Patrick Logan, a grandson of Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig. He came to know Penn, who persuaded him to accompany him to Pennsylvania as his secretary. They sailed in September, and landed in Philadelphia in December 1699, and Logan lived in the same house in Second Street with Penn until the latter in 1701 finally returned to England. Logan was then made secretary to...
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Ireland Migration of the Loggan family to Ireland

Some of the Loggan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 95 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Loggan migration to the United States +

When these Boernician-Scottish settlers arrived in North America they brought little with them and often had restart their lives from scratch. Through time, much of their heritage was lost, and it is only this century through Clan societies and highland games that many have recovered their national heritage. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Loggan family to immigrate North America:

Loggan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Loggan, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767
  • Hugh Loggan, who landed in South Carolina in 1772 [2]
Loggan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Loggan, who arrived in New York in 1837 [2]

Australia Loggan migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Loggan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Loggan, British Convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for life, transported aboard the "Countess of Harcourt" on 8th April 1821, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

The Loggan 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.

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook