Lorgent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Many variations of the name Lorgent have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Lorcain, which is derived from the old personal name Lorc, which means rough or fierce.
Early Origins of the Lorgent family
The surname Lorgent was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Lorgent family
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Lorgent Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Lorgent revealed spelling variations, including Larkin, O'Larkin and others.
Early Notables of the Lorgent family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Thomas Lorkin (c.1528–1591), an English churchman, academic and physician, Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge from 1564; and William...
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Migration of the Lorgent family
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Lorgent: William Larkin, who settled in Boston in 1630; Elizabeth Larkin, who settled in Virginia in 1637; Benjamin Larkin settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1720.