The surname Lohan comes from the original Irish sept
name O Leoghain. It has sometimes been unusually mistranslated into Duck, the Irish word for duck being "lacha" which bears only a slight similarity to the original. The surname sometimes appears as Logan, but in many cases, especially in Ulster
, this name is of Scottish descendent, brought to Ireland
by the plantations.
Early Origins of the Lohan family
The surname Lohan was first found in County Westmeath
(Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster
, where it belonged to the sept whose chiefs were lords of Gailenga Mor, now Morgallion. The annals tell the story of how the men of Teffia (County Meath) slew Cuan O Lothchain, the chief poet of King Malachy II, in 1024 and died miraculously as retribution. Maurice O'Loughan was Bishop of Kilmacduagh from 1254 to 1283. The prominent members of the O Leochain sept were driven across the river Shannon by the Anglo-Norman invasion.
Early History of the Lohan family
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Lohan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lohan, O'Lohan, Loughan, Loghan, Logan, Duck and others.
Early Notables of the Lohan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lohan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lohan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Lohan, who was naturalized in Allegany County, Maryland in 1846
- Ann Lohan, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Ballyhaunis, in 1894
- Bridget Lohan, aged 19, who emigrated to America, in 1896
Lohan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bridget Lohan, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Cloonkeen, Ireland, in 1907
- Bridget Lohan, aged 21, who landed in America from Ballinasloe Ireland, in 1913
- Annie Lohan, aged 18, who landed in America from Ballinamore, Ireland, in 1920
- Bridget Lohan, aged 28, who settled in America from Scregg, Ireland, in 1920
- Bridget Lohan, aged 20, who landed in America from Mt. Bellew, Galway, Ireland, in 1921
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Lohan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Miss. Catherine Lohan, aged 8 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Greenock" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 40)
Contemporary Notables of the name Lohan (post 1700)
- Aliana Taylor Lohan (b. 1993), American fashion model and former television personality, singer and actress
- Donata "Dina" Lohan (b. 1962), American television personality and occasional actress
- Lindsay Lohan (b. 1986), American movie and television actress
- Frank Lohan (b. 1974), Irish sportsperson
- Brian Lohan (b. 1971), Irish sportsman
- Sinead Lohan, Irish singer and songwriter
Historic Events for the Lohan family
Flight TWA 800
- Ms. Britta Ruth Lohan (d. 1996), from Barcelona, Spain, Spanish passenger flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash CITATION[CLOSE]
Antarctic Homestead, Operation Deep Freeze the New Zealand Story, Retrieved 2018 February 21st, http://antarctic.homestead.com/901.html
The Lohan 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.