Origins Available: English
The name Lorene originates in Normandy
where records show Henricus Loherene was listed there in 1180. It is derived from the Old French "le Lohereng," meaning "the man from Lorraine." Other records show the fief of Lauraine, Normady 1180-95.
Early Origins of the Lorene family
The surname Lorene was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where Albert de Loraine (Lothariensis) was listed as a Baron
in this county and Hereford in 1086. Roger Loering was later listed in Bedfordshire
in 1165. Geoffrey le Lohareng was listed in the Pipe Rolls
of 1158-59 and Dauit le Loreng was listed in the Feet of Fines of Norfolk
A few years later, Thomas Loring was listed in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1280. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 revealed more listings of the name: Peter de Loring in Bedfordshire; and John le Loring in Oxfordshire. Kirby's Quest, another census a the time of King Edward III (1312 -1377) listed Alice Loring and Emma Loring both in Somerset. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
In the same century, the name was also found in Scotland where Eustace de Lorreyne was a Commissioner, at Berwick on Tweed in 1333. CITATION[CLOSE]
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) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's historical novel "Sir Nigel" first chapter is entitled "The House of Loring."
Early History of the Lorene family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorene research.Another 353 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1510, 1600, 1390, 1531, 1455, 1487, 1837, 1875, 1386, 1340 and 1342 are included under the topic Early Lorene History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lorene Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Loring, Loreing, Lorring, Lorin, Lorrin and others.
Early Notables of the Lorene family (pre 1700)
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lorene Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lorene family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lorene or a variant listed above: Thomas Loring, his wife and two sons who arrived in Dorchester, MA in 1634; Robert Loring, who came to Virginia in 1664; James Loring, who settled in Virginia in 1682.