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This Loughrey surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Luachra," derived from the word "luachair," which means "rushes" or "sedges."
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loughrey research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1416, 1576, 1612, and 1652 are included under the topic Early Loughrey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Loughrey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loughrey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Loughrey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Loughrey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The Loughrey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loughrey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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