Loomis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's generations of the Loomis family bears a name that dates back to before the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Loomis name is derived from a since lost place Bury in Lancashire, recorded in the Middle Ages as Lumhalghs. This place-name is in turn derived from the Old English words "lumm" which means "pool," and "halh," which means "nook" or "recess."

Early Origins of the Loomis family

The surname Loomis was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times. It is thought that the ancestors of the bearers of Loomis predated Duke William of Normandy and the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Loomis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loomis research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, and 1674 are included under the topic Early Loomis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loomis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lomax, Lomas, Loomas, Loomis, Lummis, Lummus and others.

Early Notables of the Loomis family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Loomis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Loomis family to Ireland

Some of the Loomis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Loomis migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loomis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Loomis, aged 27, who landed in New England in 1635 [1]
  • Joseph Loomis, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1638 [1]
  • John Loomis, who arrived in New England in 1640 [1]
Loomis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H Loomis, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • F R Loomis, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • R B Loomis, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • L Loomis, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]
  • A. J. Loomis, aged 31, who settled in America from England, in 1893
Loomis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Annie G. Loomis, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Anita Loomis, aged 54, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Camille E Loomis, aged 48, who arrived at New York, in 1911
  • Alfred L. Loomis, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Allen Harry Loomis, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Loomis (post 1700) +

  • Robert Duane Loomis (1926-2020), American book editor for Random House from 1957 until his retirement in 2011
  • Jon Loomis (b. 1959), American poet and writer
  • Jeff Loomis (b. 1971), American musician, best known as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore
  • Lynn Harold Loomis (1915-1994), American mathematician who co-developed the Loomis-Whitney inequality
  • James Hervey Loomis (1823-1914), American merchant, banker and politician, New York State Senator (1878-1881)
  • Francis B. Loomis, American politician, the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1877 to 1879
  • Gustavus A. Loomis (1789-1872), United States Army officer who served during the War of 1812, Seminole Wars and the American Civil War
  • Francis Butler Loomis (1861-1948), American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Venezuela (1897-1901), 25th United States Assistant Secretary of State (1903-1905)
  • Elisha Scott Loomis (1852-1940), American teacher, mathematician, genealogist, writer and engineer
  • Elias Loomis (1811-1889), American mathematician
  • ... (Another 96 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Loomis 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: Ne cede malis
Motto Translation: Yield not to misfortunes.


Suggested Readings for the name Loomis +

  • 2141 Samuel Lomax and his Descendants by John B. Lomax, Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America by Elias Loomis, Frontier Justice: the Rise and Fall of Loomis Gang by E. Fuller Torrey.

  1. ^ 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)


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