personal name Lefman.
Early Origins of the Loughmint family
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 Loughmint family
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Loughmint Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Loughmint have been found, including Lowman, Loman, Loweman, Lowham, Loweham and others.
Early Notables of the Loughmint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loughmint family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Loughmint, or a variant listed above: 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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