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Loughmend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Loughmend family


The surname Loughmend 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 Loughmend family


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Loughmend Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Loughmend family name include Lowman, Loman, Loweman, Lowham, Loweham and others.

Early Notables of the Loughmend family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Loughmend family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Loughmend surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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