Losee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Losee family

The surname Losee was first found in Lueneburg, where the family can be traced as early as 1277. Members of the family gradually migrated throughout Europe, to regions such as Pomerania, where the branch of the family Lozeke von Loysin was recorded in 1313.

In 1416, the branch Lose von Osthem was recorded in the area of Werden/Ruhr, and later in 1423, a member of the family, Helmer Loseke was recorded in Hannover. Today Loose is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein.

Early History of the Losee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Losee research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1746, 1774, 1836, 1812, 1650 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Losee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Losee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Loose, Lose, Loohse, Lohse, Loohs, Loos, Loes, Loese, Losek, Loseck, Loseke, Losecke, Loseker, Losecker, Loosmann, Loosman and many more.

Early Notables of the Losee family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Losee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Losee migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Losee Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Simon Losee, who landed in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. William Losee U.E., "Lossie" (b. 1757) from Beekham, Duchess County, New York, USA who settled in Truro, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia c. 1783, Murray township [Trenton], Ontario, and then Kingston, Ontario before returning to the US in 1794 he died in 1832 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, USA, married to Mary Carman [1]
  • Mr. Joshua Losee U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]
  • Mr. Joshua Losee Jr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]
  • Mr. Simon Losee U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA from Long Island, New York, USA who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 listed as a passenger on Union Transport he was a shoemaker [1]
Losee Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Lawrence Losee, who arrived in Canada in 1828

Contemporary Notables of the name Losee (post 1700) +

  • Graham Losee, American actor, known for Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), A Man in Uniform (1993) and Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (1993)
  • Richard Losee, American actor and producer, known for Masque (2012), Goldrunner (1980) and The Cannonball Run (1981)
  • Frank Losee (1856-1937), American stage and screen actor, known for Orphans of the Storm (1921), The Old Homestead (1915) and The Evil Thereof (1916)
  • William L. Losee, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Hurricane Bridge, West Virginia, 1881-82; Hurricane, West Virginia, 1882-86 [2]
  • William H. Losee, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Dumont, New Jersey, 1946-51 [2]
  • Frank E. Losee, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912 [2]
  • Losee O. Hodges, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Hurricane, West Virginia, 1920-24 [3]


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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