Origins Available: English
The name Lorion 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 Lorion family
The surname Lorion 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 Lorion family
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Lorion Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Loring, Loreing, Lorring, Lorin, Lorrin and others.
Early Notables of the Lorion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lorion family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lorion Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Catherine Lorion, aged 17, who landed in Montreal in 1653
- Mathurin Lorion, who arrived in Montreal in 1658