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Loughmand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Loughmand is derived from the Middle English personal name Lefman.

Early Origins of the Loughmand family

The surname Loughmand was first found in Devon. where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates at Whitstone where they held a family seat.

Early History of the Loughmand family

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Loughmand Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Loughmand has undergone many spelling variations, including Lowman, Loman, Loweman, Lowham, Loweham and others.

Early Notables of the Loughmand family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Loughmand family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Loughmand were among those contributors: Barnard Lowman, who arrived in Barbados in 1685; George Lowman, who was on record in New York in 1758; James Lowman, who arrived in Virginia in 1705; Mary Lowman, who came to Virginia in 1690.

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