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Lough Family History

Lough Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lachtnáin ‘descendant of Lachtnán’, a personal name from lachtna ‘gray’. This is the name of several families in Ireland, and has more often been Anglicized as Loughlin or Loughran, and in County Cork as Lawton.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

186,547 Historical Documents with Lough on Ancestry.com
37,945 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,720 Military Records
4,582 Immigration Records
28,990 Census and Voter Lists
109,310 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lough Families

  • Number of Lough families
     69 - 136
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lough families
     95 - 187
     32 - 94
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lough families
     48 - 93
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lough Family Origin

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Lough Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lough

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Lough Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lough census records

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Lough Civil War Service Records

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