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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Logue. They lived in Fife.

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Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Logue has been spelled Logie, Loggie, Logy, Logue and others.

First found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Logue research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1296, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Logue History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Logue Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Logue family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Logue Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John and Samuel Logue settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772
  • John Logue settled in New Jersey in 1772
  • John Logue and Samuel Logue, who were "Protestant immigrants," on record in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1772
  • John Logue, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Samuel Logue, who landed in South Carolina in 1772

Logue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Wm Logue, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Mary Logue, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • James Logue, William Logue, and Mary Logue who all arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1811
  • Biddy Logue, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Catherine Logue, aged 28, landed in Maine in 1812


Logue Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Patrick Logue, who arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Jeremiah Logue, aged 24, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Ellen Logue, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • William Logue, aged 21, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Daniel Logue, aged 25, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

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  • William A. Logue, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1916
  • Thomas A. Logue, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1926; Candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1927; Pennsylvania Secretary of Internal Affairs; Elected 1934
  • Richard J. Logue, American politician, Mayor of Bowie, Maryland, 1982-94
  • John H. Logue, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Sixth Suffolk District, 1923-24
  • James Washington Logue (1863-1925), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1913-15; Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1918
  • James Logue, American politician, Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, 1842-45
  • Frank Logue (1924-2010), American Democrat politician, Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, 1976-79; Defeated in primary, 1979
  • Edward J. Logue (1922-2000), American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1967
  • Daniels C. Logue, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964
  • Ronald "Ron" E. Logue, American businessman, former Chairman of the Board of State Street Corporation

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  • John Logue of North Carolina by Jane Gray Buchanan.
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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: Tam marte quam arte
Motto Translation: As much by strength as by art.

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  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Logue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Logue Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 10:07.

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