Losch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Losch surname is thought to have derived from the Slavic word "litsch," which meant "wild;" as such, it may have originally been a nickname for a wild or unruly person. The surname many also have evolved from any of several places, such as Lisch in Holstein; or Lischau in East Prussia.

Early Origins of the Losch family

The surname Losch was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential name.

Important Dates for the Losch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Losch research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1701, 1736, 1740, 1749, 1760, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Losch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Losch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lischer, Lisch, Lischke, Lischka, Lischeid, Lissek, Lissak, Litsch, Litscher, Litschke, Litschka, Litschko, Lischy, Liske, Lisko, Liskov, Liskow and many more.

Early Notables of the Losch family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Losch were Christian Liscow (1701-1760) from Mecklenburg, who was a prominent writer of satires. In 1736 he entered the service...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Losch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Losch migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Losch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mattys Losch, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Joh Daniel Losch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johan Jacob Losch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johann Georg Losch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Casimer Losch, who arrived in New England in 1752 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Losch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ph Losch, aged 43, who landed in North America in 1854 [1]
  • Peter Losch, who landed in Iowa in 1872 [1]
  • Frederick Losch, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Losch (post 1700)

  • Samuel Alfred Losch (d. 1900), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Schuylkill County, 1875-76, 1893-94; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 29th District, 1897-1900 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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