O'Loughlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Before Irish names were translated into English, O'Loughlin had a Gaelic form of O Lochlainn, which is derived from a Norse personal name.

Early Origins of the O'Loughlin family

The surname O'Loughlin was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the O'Loughlin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Loughlin research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1300, 1789, 1819, 1828, and 1842 are included under the topic Early O'Loughlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

O'Loughlin Spelling Variations

One's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer during the Middle Ages. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the O'Loughlin family name include Loughlin, O'Loughlin, Loughnane and others.

Early Notables of the O'Loughlin family (pre 1700)

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Australia O'Loughlin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

O'Loughlin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas O'Loughlin, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [1]
  • Bryan O'Loughlin, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside" [2]
  • Thomas O'Loughlin, aged 30, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [1]
  • Mary O'Loughlin, aged 23, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [1]
  • Maria O'Loughlin, aged 1, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name O'Loughlin (post 1700) +

  • Chris O'Loughlin (1967-1992), American fencer at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Gerald Stuart O'Loughlin Jr. (1921-1967), American television, stage, and film actor and director, perhaps best known for his role as Harold Nye in the famous In Cold Blood (1967)
  • Meryl Abeles O'Loughlin (1933-2007), American television and film casting agent
  • Francis H. "Silk" O'Loughlin (1870-1918), American Major League Baseball umpire
  • Kathryn Ellen O'Loughlin (1894-1952), American Representative from Kansas
  • Thomas O'Loughlin, American Democrat politician, Warden (borough president) of Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1908-09; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Naugatuck; Elected 1912 [3]
  • Michael C. O'Loughlin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928; Presidential Elector for New York, 1932 [3]
  • Harold J. O'Loughlin, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 40th District, 1959 [3]
  • Edward T. O'Loughlin, American politician, Representative from New York 6th District, 1910 [3]
  • Aisling O'Loughlin (b. 1979), Irish journalist, newsreader and presenter
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Titanic
  • Dr. William Francis Norman O'Loughlin (d. 1912), aged 62, English Surgeon from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [4]


The O'Loughlin Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Anchora salutis
Motto Translation: The anchor of salvation.


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CHEAPSIDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cheapside.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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