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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.

Lorigan Early Origins



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.

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Lorigan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Lorigan Early History


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Lorigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorigan research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lorigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lorigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lorigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lorigan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lorigan In Ireland


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Lorigan In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorigan (post 1700)



  • William G. Lorigan, American jurist, Justice of the Supreme Court of California (1903-1919)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Lorigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lorigan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 July 2013 at 07:44.

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