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Behind the name Logind is a story that begins in the ancient Scottish-English border region among the clans of the Boernician tribe. The Logind family lived in Logan, near Auchinleck. These place names derive from the Gaelic word lagan, from lag meaning "a hollow."

Early Origins of the Logind family


The surname Logind 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.

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Early History of the Logind family

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Early History of the Logind family


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Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1555, 1606, 1609, 1634 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Logind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Logind Spelling Variations

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Logind Spelling Variations


Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Logind has appeared under the variations Logan, Loggan, Loganaich, MacLennan and many more.

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Early Notables of the Logind family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Logind family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Logind family to Ireland

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Migration of the Logind family to Ireland


Some of the Logind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Logind family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Logind family to the New World and Oceana


The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Logind were among those contributors: 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.

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The Logind Motto

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The Logind 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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