Loughry


Loughry households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Loughery fairly rare: Derry etc. Ir. Ó Luachra. Woulfe quotes O'Donovan saying that it comes from luachán, white, pure, but luchair also means bright, radiant and seems more appropriate. The name is widespread in the forms Loughry and Rush (a mistranslation).
Loughrey numerous: Ulster, Sligo-Mayo etc. Ir. Ó Luachra, which has been turned into Rush because luachair means rushes (plants). For correct derivation see Loughery.
Ó Luachra Loughrey, Rushe: líonmhar: Cúige Uladh, Sligeach-Maigh Eo & rl. Bhí clann amháin ag Iascach, Sligeach; dealraíonn sé go raibh dream eile sa tuaisceart - Doire agus Aontroim - agus Ó Luatheirghigh orthu. Is cinnte gur deineadh Rush de chuid des na Connachtaigh - ar ndóigh, níl aon bhaint leis na plandaí réisc - ach le luachair a chiallaíonn geal, lonrach.

    Maps

  • Loughry in 1659.
  • Loughry births mapped 1864-1913
  • Loughry 1901 census map
  • Loughry 1911 census map
  • Loughry Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname


Parishes where Loughry and a second surname are found together

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