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Lough Family History

Recorded as Loch and Lough, this is an ancient surname. It is Scottish but from the 17th century as Lough is also well recorded in Northern Ireland. It is residential and appears to describe a dweller by a loch, generally a water filled valley, sometimes connected with the sea. Perhaps surprisingly as both Scotland and Ireland are fulls of lochs, and according to Black's Surnames of Scotland, the name is said to have a specific place of origin. If correct this is Portmore Loch in the parish of Eddleston in Peebleshire.

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Ira Casterline

My family is a descendant of Samuel lough. I think there are wharrys, Henderson, and McCormack in that family tree.

Joanne Lough

Does anyone have Samuel Lough born 1764 in Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and deceased in Cedar Hill, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada on 15 OCT 1843 in their tree? I have came to a brick wall and can not find any relations before him (parents, brothers, sisters)

Joanne Lough

Hi Natalie, I have a Thomas Lough born in County Antrim, Northern Island in 1802

Natalie Lough

Hi all Has anyone any connection to a Thomas Lough in Ardara Co Donegal in the 1850s?


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