Origins Available: German
The ancient and distinguished German surname Lorant is derived from the personal name
"Lorens," the German and Scandinavian variant of "Lawrence," a name of Latin origins denoting a "man from Laurentium." The name Lorant indicates "son of Lorens," and was most likely first borne by the son of someone named Lorens.
Early Origins of the Lorant family
The surname Lorant was first found in Hessen, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. The earliest known bearer of the name was Lukas Laurencii, who was a painter in Mähren in 1447. In their later history, the family became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as it grew in wealth and influence.
Early History of the Lorant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorant research.Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1790, 1807, 1836, 1853, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Lorant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lorant Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lorentz, Lorrentz, Lorenz, Lorentzen (Holstein), Laurenz, Laurens, Laverenz, Lafrenz, Lewerenz, Lohrenson, Lornsen, Lorant, Lorincz and many more.
Early Notables of the Lorant family (pre 1700)
Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lorant were Hendrik Anton Lorentz (1853-1928), who was a Dutch physicist. His theory of the "Lorentz transformation", a restricted theory of relativity pre-dating Einstein, was published in 1903. He won the... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lorant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lorant family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Lorenz, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1694.