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The Irish Surname Loughran

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Loughran comes from the Irish Ó Luachra – probably from the Irish for “bright” – a descriptive name. There were branches of the family in both Counties Armagh and Tyrone – where the name is still plentiful today.

If you would like to add what you know about the Loughran surname, tell the story of your Loughran family OR ask a question – please do so below in the comments section.

Remember – at Your Irish Heritage we consider an “Irish Surname” to be one that belongs in your family. It may belong to an ancestor who lived in Ireland at one stage. We consider old Gaelic, Viking, Norman and planter names to be all Irish – if they fit this criteria.

  • Mary Smith says:

    My Loughran gggrandfather came over to Canada with his parents and siblings in 1840-41 from County Tyrone. He married in Canada then immigrated to Nebraska.
    Haven’t been able to find the ship yet, but we are blessed to know his father’s name was James and mother Isabelle Mackle (think Antrim). Thanks for the post.

    • Mary Smith says:

      Ggggrandmother Isabelle Mackle was from Armagh. Thomas, my gggrandfather was 15 when he arrived and married a widow Elizabeth Morrow (her husband & son (names unknown) died on the passage over) from Antrim. He waa a blacksmith in Canada and rancher in Nebraska. He died from being gored by a bull on his ranch. My ggrandfather, James was born in Canada and married Margaret Foley in Omaha, whose parents immigrated from Cork.

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