Loggins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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A Boernician family in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of those who first used the name Loggins. They lived in Logan, near Auchinleck. These place names derive from the Gaelic word lagan, from lag meaning "a hollow."
Early Origins of the Loggins family
The surname Loggins 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. 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 Loggins family
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Loggins Spelling Variations
Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. Loggins has been spelled Logan, Loggan, Loganaich, MacLennan and many more.
Early Notables of the Loggins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loggins family to Ireland
Some of the Loggins 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.
Loggins migration to the United States +
In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North America. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with Loggins name or one of its variants:
Loggins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Margaret Loggins, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 
Loggins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Maggie Loggins, originally from Clifden, who arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Queenstown, Ireland 
- Martin Loggins, aged 24, originally from Drumkeen, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Queenstown, Ireland 
- Henriette Loggins, aged 27, originally from Bronxville, U.S.A., who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1924 aboard the ship "Cleveland" from Cherbourg, France 
Contemporary Notables of the name Loggins (post 1700) +
- David Allen "Dave" Loggins (b. 1947), American singer, songwriter and musician, cousin of Kenny Loggins
- Kenneth Clark "Kenny" Loggins (b. 1948), American singer and songwriter
- Crosby Loggins (b. 1980), American singer/songwriter, son of Kenny Loggins
- Leroy Loggins (b. 1957), Australian former professional basketball player
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The Loggins 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN98-DYQ : 6 December 2014), Maggie Loggins, 25 Sep 1904; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGS-B2W : 6 December 2014), Martin Loggins, 05 May 1907; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4P-K2K : 6 December 2014), Henriette Loggins, 14 Sep 1924; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Cleveland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).