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Loome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Loome is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Loome family lived in a place named Lomax that was located near Bury in Lancashire. During the Middle Ages, the name was recorded as Lumhalghs, a place-name derived from the Old English words lum which means pool, and halh, which means nook or recess. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early Origins of the Loome family


The surname Loome was first found in Lancashire where one of the first records of the name was Christopher Lomax of Bury, who was listed there in 1590 in the Wills at Chester (1545-1620.) The same source lists Jeffrey Lomax, of Heap in the same year. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Richard Lumas, Lumax and Geoffrey Lomax were listed in 1602, 1622 and 1642 in The Rolls of Burgesses at the Guilds Merchant of the Borough of Preston. John Lummis was listed in the Hearth Tax Returns for Suffolk in 1674. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Preston Guild Rolls also list Oliver Lumas in 1602, Oliver Lumax in 1622. Richard Lumas-jur in 1602 and Richard Lumax-jur in 1622. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Early History of the Loome family


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Loome Spelling Variations


Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Lomax, Lomas, Loomas, Loomis, Lummis, Lummus and others.

Early Notables of the Loome family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Loome family to Ireland


Some of the Loome family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Loome family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Loome or a variant listed above: Thomas Lomax, on record in Maryland in 1664; Blanch Lomax, who settled in Maryland in 1668; William Lomas, who settled in Jamaica in 1774; Lunsford Lomax, who settled in Augusta Co. Virginia in 1758.

Contemporary Notables of the name Loome (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General James Thomas Loome (1901-1979), American Senior Instructor to Officers' Reserve Corps Massachusetts (1946) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) James Loome. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Loome/James_Thomas/USA.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) James Loome. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Loome/James_Thomas/USA.html

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