There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. MacLough originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Lochlainn or O Maoilsheachlainn. The first name is derived from a Norse
, while the second name originally designated a follower of St. Secundinus.
in 1066 A.D.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas, Bridget, Catherine and Helen MacLoughlin who settled in Quebec in 1849; Bernard, Charles, Denis, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William MacLoughlin all arrived in Philadelphia between 1823 and 1860. The family also settled in Newfoundland between 1792 and 1872..