Before Irish names were translated into English, Loughnane had a Gaelic form of O Lochlainn, which is derived from a Norse personal name.
Early Origins of the Loughnane family
The surname Loughnane 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.
Early History of the Loughnane family
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Loughnane Spelling Variations
Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations
. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Loughnane revealed many variations, including Loughlin, O'Loughlin, Loughnane and others.
Early Notables of the Loughnane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loughnane family to the New World and Oceana
Under the rule of England
, land ownership in Ireland
changed dramatically, and many native Irish families
found themselves renting out land to farm from absentee owners. This was one of the prime reasons that immigration to North America began in the late 18th century: Irish farmers dreamed of owning their own parcel of land to work for themselves. At this point, the immigrants were at least of modest means for the passage across the Atlantic was often quite dear. In the 1840s the Great Potato Famine
created an exodus of people of quite different means. These people were most often destitute: they either sold anything they had to gain a passage or they were sponsored by philanthropic societies. Many of these immigrants were sick from disease and starvation: as a result many did not survive the long transatlantic journey. Although those settlers that did survive were often despised and discriminated against by people already established in these nations, they were critical to rapid development of the powerful industrial nations of the United States and the country that would later become known as Canada. An examination of immigration and passenger lists shows many persons bearing the name of Loughnane or one of its variants:
Loughnane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Sarah Loughnane, aged 17, who arrived in America from Ireland, in 1902
- Dan Loughnane, aged 25, who arrived in America from Kildysart, Ireland, in 1904
- John Loughnane, aged 43, who arrived in America from Ballinsalos, Ireland, in 1907
- Mary K. Loughnane, aged 19, who arrived in America from Cloughjordan, Ireland, in 1907
- Katie Loughnane, aged 25, who arrived in America from Killoloe, Ireland, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Loughnane (post 1700)
- Lee Loughnane (b. 1946), American trumpeter, flugelhorn player, vocalist, and songwriter, founder of the rock band Chicago
- John Loughnane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Lapeer County, 1932 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- William "Bill" Loughnane (1915-1982), Irish Fianna Fáil politician
- Susan Patricia Loughnane (b. 1987), Irish television and film actress and model
- Francis Loughnane (b. 1945), Irish retired hurler
- Olive Loughnane (b. 1976), Irish silver medalist race walker who competed in four Olympic Games (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012)
- Ger Loughnane (b. 1953), Irish hurling manager and former player
- Brian Loughnane (b. 1958), Australian political campaign advisor
The Loughnane Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Anchora salutis
Motto Translation: The anchor of salvation.