The Loggans family lived in Logan, near Auchinleck. These place names derive from the Gaelic word lagan,
meaning "a hollow."
Early Origins of the Loggans family
The surname Loggans 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
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
. 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 Loggans family
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Loggans Spelling Variations
Over the years, Loggans 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 Loggans family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loggans family to Ireland
Some of the Loggans family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Loggans family to the New World and Oceana
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 Loggans family to immigrate North America: David Logan who settled in Virginia in 1740; John Logan with his wife and two children settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Andrew, Bernard, David, George, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Robert, Samuel and William Logan, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
The Loggans 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.