Loughrey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This Loughrey surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Luachra," derived from the word "luachair," which means "rushes" or "sedges."

Early Origins of the Loughrey family

The surname Loughrey 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 about 1430.

Early History of the Loughrey family

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Loughrey Spelling Variations

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 Loughrey family (pre 1700)

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United States Loughrey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loughrey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Loughrey, who was naturalized in Alleghany county, PA, in 1799
  • Daniel Loughrey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1799 [1]
Loughrey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Loughrey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Thomas Loughrey, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [1]

Canada Loughrey migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loughrey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mary Loughrey, who arrived in Quebec in 1848

Contemporary Notables of the name Loughrey (post 1700) +

  • Mrs. Alma Mary Loughrey O.B.E. (b. 1936), Irish former Director of Early Years Organisation for Children, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Children in Early Years Education in Northern Ireland [2]

Pemberton Mill
  • Miss Bridget Loughrey, factory worker in the Pemberton Mill on 10th January 1860 when the mill collapsed trapping 900 workers as rescue attempts continued into the night, an oil lantern was knocked over further engulfing the trapped workers in fire, she died


  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. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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