This Loughren surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Luachra," derived from the word "luachair," which means "rushes" or "sedges."
Early Origins of the Loughren family
The surname Loughren was first found in Armagh (Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster
in present day Northern Ireland
, where they held a family seat
as ecclesiastics in west Armagh and Antrim. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Tyrone
Early History of the Loughren family
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Loughren Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loughran, Lochrane, Lochraine, Lutheran, Lochran, Laugheran, Loughrey, O'Loughran, O'Lochrane, O'Lochran, O'Loughraine and many more.
Early Notables of the Loughren family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loughren family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loughren Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Patrick Loughren, aged 2 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Tay" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 40)
Contemporary Notables of the name Loughren (post 1700)
- Father Jim Loughren, American clergyman a the Grace Church, Hoolehua, Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii
- Arthur V. Loughren (1902-1993), American electrical engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Radio Engineers and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, President of the Institute of Radio Engineers in 1956; he was instrumental in the development of NTSC television