Loren History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Loren 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 Loren family

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

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

United States Loren migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loren Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Loren, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Loren (post 1700) +

  • Odin G. Loren, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Colón, 1922; Edmonton, 1926-31; Antofagasta, 1932; U.S. Consul in Nuevo Laredo, 1938; Maracaibo, 1947 [2]
  • Dean Loren, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 2000 [2]
  • James Loren, Statistician
  • Captain William Loren McGonagle (1925-1999), United States Naval officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions while in command of the USS Liberty when it was attacked by Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean on June 8, 1967 during the Six-Day War
  • Donald Loren Gile (b. 1935), American Major League Baseball utility first baseman/catcher who played from 1959 to 1962 for the Boston Red Sox
  • Dewey Loren McClain (b. 1954), American former professional football player, labor leader, and politician, Member of the Georgia House of Representatives (2013-)
  • Kyle Loren Kingsbury (b. 1982), American mixed martial artist
  • Michael Loren Mauldin, American founder of Lycos search engine
  • Betty Loren Maltese, American former town president of Cicero, Illinois
  • Thomas Loren Lenk (b. 1976), American stage and television actor

The Loren 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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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