Loye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Loye family

The surname Loye was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Nancy and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. They held estates in both Lorraine and Brittany but the earliest records are in Lorraine. They were nobility in Lorraine from 1578 to 1724.

Early History of the Loye family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loye research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1629 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Loye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loye Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Louis, Loys, Lews, Luys, Lewey, Lewie, Looie, Luyie, Louyey and many more.

Early Notables of the Loye family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Loye Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Loye migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Tho Loye, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [1]


  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)


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