Lourens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Lourens comes from an old French given name Laurens (Laurentius in Latin). Versions of this given name were popular throughout Christian Europe due to a Saint, so named, who was martyred in Rome in the 3rd century A.D.

Early Origins of the Lourens family

The surname Lourens was first found in Provence.

Early History of the Lourens family

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Lourens Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laurent, Saint-Laurent, Lauren, Laurents, Lorent, Loren, Laurrent, Laurren, Laurrents, Lorrent, Lorren, Laurrens, Laurens, Laurrens, Saint-Laurrent, Saint-Lauren, Saint-Laurents, Saint-Laurrents, Saint-Laurren, Saint-Lorent, Saint-Loren, Saint-Lorens, Saint-Lorrent, Saint-Lorren and many more.

Early Notables of the Lourens family (pre 1700)

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Lourens Ranking

In South Africa, the name Lourens is the 484th most popular surname with an estimated 14,781 people with that name. [1]


United States Lourens migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lourens Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jan Lourens, who landed in New York in 1663 [2]
Lourens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Lourens, who arrived in New York in 1709 [2]
Lourens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Evert Lourens, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States from Ameland, in 1898
Lourens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Lourens, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Karel Lourens, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • Hipolito Lourens, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923
  • Gerardus Lourens, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Gerardus Lourens, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1924
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lourens (post 1700) +

  • Thys Lourens (b. 1943), former South African rugby union footballer


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/south-africa/surnames
  2. ^ 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)


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