Loughnan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Before Irish names were translated into English, Loughnan had a Gaelic form of O Lochlainn, which is derived from a Norse personal name.

Early Origins of the Loughnan family

The surname Loughnan was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Loughnan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loughnan research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1300, 1789, 1819, 1828, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Loughnan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loughnan Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached. Research into the name Loughnan revealed spelling variations, including Loughlin, O'Loughlin, Loughnane and others.

Early Notables of the Loughnan family (pre 1700)

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Loughnan migration to the United States

Irish families began leaving their homeland for North America in the late 18th century. These families were usually modestly well off, but they were looking forward to owning and working on a sizable tract of land of their own. This pattern of emigration continued until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine sparked a major exodus of destitute and desperate Irish people. These people were not leaving for a grant of land in North America because by this time the East Coast had reached its saturation point and free land was scarce. They were merely looking to escape the disease, starvation, and hopelessness that Ireland had fallen into. Although these unfortunate immigrants did not receive a warm welcome by the established populations in the United States and what would become Canada, they were absolutely critical to the rapid development that these two nations enjoyed. They would help populate the western lands and provide the cheap labor required for a rapid industrialization. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early bearers of the name Loughnan or one of its variants:

Loughnan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Loughnan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Kate Loughnan, aged 24, originally from Fethard, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Queenstown, Ireland [2]
Loughnan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ann Loughnan, aged 18, originally from Rathdowney, Ireland, arrived in New York City, New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Queenstown, Ireland [3]
  • Kate Loughnan, aged 29, originally from Clonmel, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Queenstown, Ireland [4]
  • Ellen Loughnan, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Queenstown, Ireland [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Loughnan (post 1700)

  • Jack Loughnan (1889-1949), Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton and Fitzroy from 1912 to 1913
  • Colin John "Col" Loughnan (b. 1942), Australian jazz saxophonist, teacher, and composer, best known as a member of The Delltones, Ayers Rock, Judy Bailey quartet
  • Robert Andrew Loughnan (1841-1934), India-born, New Zealand farmer, journalist and politician, Member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 1907 to 1914
  • George Cumberlege Loughnan (1842-1896), Australian politician, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Murrumbidgee (1880-1885)

Historic Events for the Loughnan family

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mr. Patrick Louis Loughnan (1918-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Tauranga, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash [6]
  • Mr. Charles Henry Devenish Loughnan (1913-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Tauranga, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash [6]

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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX35-ZW1 : 6 December 2014), Kate Loughnan, 25 Sep 1895; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX8B-559 : 6 December 2014), Ann Loughnan, 04 Oct 1900; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNS5-WZK : 6 December 2014), Kate Loughnan, 28 Oct 1904; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX2X-QZH : 6 December 2014), Ellen Loughnan, 11 Oct 1907; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
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