Show ContentsLollar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the distinguished surname Lollar are somewhat obscure. The name is most likely related to the Middle Dutch word "lollaerd," meaning "babbler of nonsense"; alternatively, it is possible that the name is connected to the early Middle English word "lollere," meaning "mumbler," a name applied to a pious person. "Lollar" was substituted in the 14th century for "Lollard" as a description of the followers of John Wyclif, an English Bible translator who was condemned as a heretic. [1]

Early Origins of the Lollar family

The surname Lollar was first found in East England, where the name is thought to have originated. The first known bearer of the name was Elfred le Lollere, who was recorded in the Cartularium Monasterii de Rameseia of Huntingdonshire in 1133. [1]

Early History of the Lollar family

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Lollar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lollar, Loller, Lawler, Lawlor, Lawlar, Lollard and many more.

Early Notables of the Lollar family (pre 1700)

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Lollar Ranking

In the United States, the name Lollar is the 8,912nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Lollar family to Ireland

Some of the Lollar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Lollar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lollar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Lollar, aged 28, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [3]
  • Peter Lollar, aged 41, who arrived in New York, NY in 1873 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lollar (post 1700) +

  • John "Sherm" Lollar (1924-1977), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1946 to 1963, awarded the first Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the catcher position in Major League Baseball in 1957
  • Phil Lollar, American actor, known for 3-2-1 Penguins! (2006), Little Angels Vol. 1: ABC's (2012) and The Lords of Magick (1989)
  • John Hope "Slick" Lollar, former American player in the National Football League
  • Ron Lollar (b. 1948), American politician and a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
  • Tom Lollar, American internationally renowned ceramist
  • William Timothy Lollar (b. 1956), former American professional baseball pitcher
  • Jim Lollar, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State Senate 10th District, 1996 [4]
  • Coleman A. Lollar Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Independent Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1968 [4]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook