Logsdon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Logsdon arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Logsdon family lived in Lockton, which was the name of a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, in North Riding of Yorkshire. The place-name Lockton is derived from the Old English word loc(a), which means enclosure. In Old English, this word took on the additional meaning of a bridge. The second part of the place-name ton is derived from the Old English word tun, which means settlement or village. [1]

Early Origins of the Logsdon family

The surname Logsdon was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Lockton, a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Locheton, part of the King's land and the under-tenant from whom this family name is conjecturally descended remains a mystery but was probably one of the King's favorites. [2]

Early History of the Logsdon family

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Logsdon Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Lockton, Lokton, Lockston, Loxton, Loketon, Locktone, Lockten and many more.

Early Notables of the Logsdon family (pre 1700)

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Logsdon Ranking

In the United States, the name Logsdon is the 2,996th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [3]

United States Logsdon migration to the United States +

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Logsdon or a variant listed above:

Logsdon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edgar I. Logsdon, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Minnie Logsdon, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Robert Logsdon, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • W. Robert Logsdon, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Carl Logsdon, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924

Canada Logsdon migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Logsdon Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • John Logsdon, aged 52, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Logsdon (post 1700) +

  • Mayme Logsdon (1881-1967), American mathematician known for her research in algebraic geometry and mathematics education
  • James Lloyd "Jimmie" Logsdon (1922-2001), American country and rockabilly singer, songwriter and radio DJ
  • John Logsdon, American former Director of the Space Policy Institute at The George Washington University, current member of the NASA Advisory Council
  • Joseph Logsdon (1938-1999), American historian and professor at University of New Orleans, known for his collaboration with Sue Eakin on the 1968 edition of Twelve Years a Slave
  • Gene Logsdon (b. 1932), American man of letters, cultural and economic critic, and farmer
  • Kassie Lyn Logsdon (b. 1987), American model, Playboy Playmate of the Month for May 2010
  • Gerry Logsdon (b. 1975), American professional football player
  • Val Logsdon Fitch (b. 1923), American nuclear physicist
  • S. Logsdon, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1907 [4]
  • Roy Logsdon, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948 [4]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Logsdon +

  • Durbin and Logsdon Genealogy with Related Families by Betty Jewell Durbin Carson.
  • Logdsons, Roots and Branches by Mattie T. Logdson.

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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