Loranger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Scotland, with its skirl of bagpipes and colorful tartans is the homeland of the noble surname Loranger. 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 Loranger 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 Loranger family

The surname Loranger 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.

Early History of the Loranger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loranger 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 Loranger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loranger Spelling Variations

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 Loranger 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 Loranger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loranger Ranking

In the United States, the name Loranger is the 16,853rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Loranger is ranked the 989th most popular surname. [2]

Migration of the Loranger family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lyman Lorain who settled in Virginia in 1635; James William Lorraine landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840; Thomas Loran settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1871..


Contemporary Notables of the name Loranger (post 1700) +

  • Delbert "Del" Loranger (1920-2003), American professional basketball player and coach
  • Françoise Loranger (1913-1995), Canadian playwright, radio producer, theatrical writer and feminist from Saint-Hilaire, Quebec


The Loranger 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.


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec


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