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Where did the English Loosemoore family come from? What is the English Loosemoore family crest and coat of arms? When did the Loosemoore family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Loosemoore family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Luxmore, Luxmoore, Luzmore, Loosemoor, Loosemoore, Loosemore and many more.

First found in Devon, at Loosemoor in the Oakford parish within Witheridge Hundred of Devon. Unfortunately, the place name cannot be found today. The earliest record on the name was found in the Devon Eyre Roll for AD 1238 where Walter Losmer was listed as capturing Robert de Sicca Villa and imprisoned him for the authorities. Almost one hundred years later, the Lay Subsidy returns for Oakford listed Robertus de Losmore in 1327 and Robertus de Losamor in 1332. This latter entry was a tax entry as he was one of fifteen men in Oakford tithing assessed for tax, from a population of about 300 or so. Such a listing is significant, as he must have been a person of considerable wealth at the time.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loosemoore research. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1616, 1681, 1665 and 1807 are included under the topic Early Loosemoore History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 55 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loosemoore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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