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Where did the Irish O'Lochrane family come from? What is the Irish O'Lochrane family crest and coat of arms? When did the O'Lochrane family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the O'Lochrane family history?

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

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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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Lochrane research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1416, 1576, 1612, and 1652 are included under the topic Early O'Lochrane History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early O'Lochrane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Owen Loughran, who was an 'enforced emigrant' from Ireland to America in 1738; Peter Loughran, who was recorded in Philadelphia in 1826; Jeremiah Loughry, who arrived in New York in 1740.

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  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The O'Lochrane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The O'Lochrane 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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