, with its skirl of bagpipes and colorful tartans is the homeland of the noble surname Loran. 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 Loran family originally lived in the French province of Lorraine
, before moving to Scotland, where the name was passed down through many generations.
Early Origins of the Loran family
The surname Loran 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
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.
Early History of the Loran family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loran research.Another 104 words (7 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 Loran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Loran Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loraine, Loraigne, Lorain, Loran, Lorane, Loreygne, Lorrain, Lorrane, Loren, Lorren, Lorraigne, Lorraine
and many more.
Early Notables of the Loran family (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 Loran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Loran family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Loran, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1871
Loran Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Pierre Loran, who landed in Canada in 1663
Contemporary Notables of the name Loran (post 1700)
- George Loran Bambrick (1869-1951), American Democrat politician, Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney; Member of West Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1945-48 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Loran Thomas Ribble (b. 1907), American NFL football player who played from 1932 to 1936
- Loran M. Whitelock, American botanist, a specialist in Cycads, a prehistoric plant
- Loran DeWolf (1754-1818), Canadian political figure in Nova Scotia
- Loran Oglesby, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2004, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Loran 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.
Loran Family Crest Products
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html