Before Irish names were translated into English, Olaughlin had a Gaelic form of O Lochlainn, which is derived from a Norse personal name.
from very ancient times.
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During the Middle Ages a name was spelt by scribes solely based on how it sounded, one's name could have been recorded many different ways during the life of its bearer. Numerous spelling variations
were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Olaughlin family name. Variations found include Loughlin, O'Loughlin, Loughnane and others.
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.