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Scotland, with its skirl of bagpipes and colorful tartans is the homeland of the noble surname Loraine. In Scotland, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Loraine family originally lived in the French province of Lorraine, before moving to Scotland, where the name was passed down through many generations.

Loraine Early Origins



The surname Loraine was first found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Kirk Hall some say, from the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. These estates were apparently obtained by the marriage of the Knight of Loraine to the del Strother heiress. However, it was a common practice of the powerful Border Clans to have territories on both sides of the border and such was the case with the Loraines. They were also seated in Roxburghshire in the eastern marches of Scotland. Roger Loraine or Loren was the first of the name in Scotland about the year 1200. This Roger was on an enquiry concerning piracy in the Irish Sea.

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Loraine Spelling Variations


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Loraine Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loraine, Loraigne, Lorain, Loran, Lorane, Loreygne, Lorrain, Lorrane, Loren, Lorren, Lorraigne, Lorraine and many more.

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Loraine Early History


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Loraine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loraine research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1358, 1590, 1603, 1563, 1624, 1608, 1608, 1657, 1624, 1625, 1625, 1634, 1719 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Loraine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loraine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loraine Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Henry II (1563-1624), known as "the Good (le Bon)", the Duke of Lorraine from 1608 until his death; Nicole de Lorraine (1608-1657), Duchess of Lorraine and Bar from (1624-1625)...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loraine Notables 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:

Loraine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • May Loraine, aged 24, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Robert Loraine, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1912
  • Ethel Loraine, aged 30, who settled in America from London, England, in 1915
  • Vivien Loraine, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Lyndharst, England, in 1915
  • Samuel Loraine, aged 29, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Lauro resurgo
Motto Translation: I rise again with laurel.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Loraine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loraine 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 12 May 2016 at 13:21.

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