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The name Lorrigan is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who 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.

Lorrigan Early Origins



The surname Lorrigan 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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Lorrigan Spelling Variations


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Lorrigan Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Lorrigan include Lorimer, Lorrimer, Lorrimore, Lorriman, Lorrimoor, Lorrimar, Larimore and many more.

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Lorrigan Early History


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Lorrigan Early History



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

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Lorrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lorrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Lorrigan In Ireland


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Lorrigan In Ireland



Some of the Lorrigan 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:

Lorrigan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Lorrigan, aged 45, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Jane Lorrigan, aged 44, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Patrick Lorrigan, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • John Lorrigan, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Lawrence Lorrigan, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Lorrigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lorrigan 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 1 December 2014 at 07:17.

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