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The surname Lohr was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lohr, Löhr, Lohre, Lohrs, Lohres, Lohrr, Lohhr, Lohra, Loohr, Luher, Luhr and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lohr research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1521, 1728, 1772, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Lohr History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lohr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Andreas Lohr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Hans Peter Lohr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Heinrich Lohr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Philip Lohr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Georg Lohr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750


Lohr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Heinr Lohr, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Philipp Lohr, who arrived in New York in 1809
  • Michael Lohr, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Viktoria Lohr, who arrived in North America in 1852
  • Andr Moritz Lohr, who arrived in America in 1852


Lohr Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Herrich Lohr arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Augustus" in 1843

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  • Walter J. Lohr, American Republican politician, Mayor of Lackawanna, New York, 1925-29, 1932-33; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1934
  • William C. Lohr, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1956
  • O. J. Lohr, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Nebraska railway commission, 1948
  • Harvey A. Lohr, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928
  • Harry Lohr, American politician, Mayor of Columbus, Nebraska, 1938-40
  • Charles E. Lohr, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates; Elected 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968; Elected unopposed 1972; Elected 1974
  • C. H. Lohr, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 30th District, 1897-98
  • Howard Sylvester Lohr (1892-1977), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Matthew J. "Matt" Lohr (b. 1971), American politician
  • Robert Harold Lohr (b. 1960), American professional golfer

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  • The Lehr Family by Stephen J. Kennedy.
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  10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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