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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."

Loomis Early Origins



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.

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Loomis Spelling Variations


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Loomis Spelling Variations



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

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Loomis Early History


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Loomis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loomis research. Another 300 words (21 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.

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Loomis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loomis Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Loomis In Ireland


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Loomis In Ireland



Some of the Loomis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loomis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Loomis, aged 27, landed in New England in 1635
  • Joseph Loomis, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1638
  • John Loomis, who arrived in New England in 1640

Loomis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Loomis, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • F R Loomis, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • R B Loomis, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • L Loomis, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Camille E Loomis, aged 48, who arrived at New York, in 1911
  • Alfred L. Loomis, aged 24, who emigrated 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loomis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loomis (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Dwight Loomis (1821-1903), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut (1859-1863)
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Loomis


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Suggested Readings for the name Loomis



  • 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.

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Loomis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loomis 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 August 2016 at 19:43.

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