Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the
places in Scotland so called, principally that near Auchinleck. They
all get their names from Gaelic lagan, a diminutive of
- Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic
Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of Leochán’ (earlier
spelled Lothchán), a personal name of unexplained origin.
- James Logan (1674–1751), an Ulster Scot and a Quaker, born in
Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Ireland, became secretary to William Penn and
held high office in the state of PA. Among his descendants have been
numbered several prominent statesmen. KY pioneer Benjamin Logan moved
with his parents from West Pennsborough Township, Cumberland Co., PA,
to Augusta Co., VA, in 1740.
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