Loose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Loose family

The surname Loose was first found in Lueneburg, where the family can be traced as early as 1277. Members of the family gradually migrated throughout Europe, to regions such as Pomerania, where the branch of the family Lozeke von Loysin was recorded in 1313. In 1416, the branch Lose von Osthem was recorded in the area of Werden/Ruhr, and later in 1423, a member of the family, Helmer Loseke was recorded in Hannover. Today Loose is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein.

Important Dates for the Loose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loose research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1746, 1774, 1836, 1812, 1650 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Loose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loose Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Loose, Lose, Loohse, Lohse, Loohs, Loos, Loes, Loese, Losek, Loseck, Loseke, Losecke, Loseker, Losecker, Loosmann, Loosman and many more.

Early Notables of the Loose family (pre 1700)

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Loose migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loose Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Franz Loose, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1792
Loose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christine Loose, aged 23, who arrived in America in 1837 [1]
  • Carl and Amalie Loose, who established themselves in Texas in 1849
  • Anna Loose, aged 41, who immigrated to America, in 1894
Loose Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adolf Loose, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States from Berlin, Germany, in 1907
  • Eduard Loose, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany, in 1912
  • Bela Loose, aged 23, who settled in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1913
  • Edonard Loose, aged 26, who settled in America from Thourout, Belgium, in 1913
  • Anna Loose, aged 17, who landed in America from Pankow, Germany, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Loose migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Loose Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Loose, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • Heins Loose, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Loose (post 1700)

  • Ralf Loose (b. 1963), German football coach and former player

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Citations

  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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