The founding heritage of the Lorigan family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Lorigan comes from when one of the family worked as a person who worked as a lorimer
which is an Old French word used to refer to those individuals who made stirrup irons, spurs and other metal articles that people used with horses.
Early Origins of the Lorigan family
The surname Lorigan was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Lorigan family
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Lorigan Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Lorigan has been spelled many different ways, including Lorimer, Lorrimer, Lorrimore, Lorriman, Lorrimoor, Lorrimar, Larimore and many more.
Early Notables of the Lorigan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lorigan family to Ireland
Some of the Lorigan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lorigan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lorigan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Patrick Lorigan, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
Contemporary Notables of the name Lorigan (post 1700)
- William G. Lorigan, American jurist, Justice of the Supreme Court of California (1903-1919)