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Where did the German Lohre family come from? What is the German Lohre family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lohre family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lohre family history?

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

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.


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

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Conrad Lohr, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754; Georg Lohr, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1754; Henrich Lohrs, who left the Rhenish Palatinate and the Saarland for America in 1764.

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  2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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  8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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The Lohre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lohre 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.

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