Laughlin,  Duncan

Laughlin, Duncan

Male Bef 1796 - Aft 1834  (> 39 years)

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  • Name Laughlin, Duncan  [1
    Born Bef 1796  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Orders of Council 04 Sep 1834  [3
    As son of U. E. L., Alexander Laughlin, Ernestown. 
    Died Aft 04 Sep 1834 
    • Date of Land Grant Application
    Person ID I46  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Laughlen, Alexander V.,   b. 1756, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1822, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Snyder, Mary Lane,   b. 17 Apr 1760, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1798, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Dec 1782  New Hackensack, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Histories
    The Complete Genealogy of Alexander Laughlen by Edgerton Ross Laughlin Published 1955 with updates
    The Complete Genealogy of Alexander Laughlen by Edgerton Ross Laughlin Published 1955 with updates
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 1796 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Laughlin, Duncan Ron and Colin Laughlin
    Laughlin, Duncan Ron and Colin Laughlin

    Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest
    The surname MacLaughlin, also spelt Laughlin, Lauchlan, Laughlan, MacLoughlin and McLaughlin, is used in modern Irish as the Anglicization of an Old Gaelic name borne by two entirely distinct Gaelic septs, the first originally called 'O' Maoilsheachlann' and Anglicized as O'Melaghlin up to the end of the 17th Century assumed the name MacLoughun in circa 1691. The territory of this sept lay in the central plains of Ireland, especially in County Meath. The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates male descendant of, and "maol", the tonsured one, i.e. a devotee (of Saint Seachlann i.e. St. Secundinus). This Maoilsheachlann from whom the family descends was better known as Malachy 11, High King of Ireland from 980 - 1002. The second MacLaughlin sept belonged to Innishowen Co. Donegal. The name means "son of (mac) Lochlann", a compound of the Norse elements "loch", a lake or fjord, plus "lann" land. The great leading men of this sept are frequently referred to in "The Annals of the Four Masters". Among the recordings in Ireland is the marriage of John McLaughlin and Elizabeth Crauffurd on June 23rd 1666 at Derry Cathedral, Templemore, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of MacLochlann of Ulster, which was dated circa 1200, in the Annals of Medieval History (Counties Donegal and Derry), during the reign of King Cathal, Craobhdhearg - known as Red Hand, High King of Ireland, 1198 - 1224. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • The works of Dr. E Ross Laughlin mentions Duncan, but goes no further. The only record that can be found is in "The Sons and Daughter of the American Loyalist of Upper Canada". If you can trace your family back to him, welcome to the family. Let me know you are there. :

  • Sources 
    1. [S274] Loyalists in Ontario, The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada, William D. Reid, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Company; Date: Jan 1, 1994;).

    2. [S152] Educated Guess.

    3. [S274] Loyalists in Ontario, The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada, William D. Reid, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Company; Date: Jan 1, 1994;), Page 178.
      Duncan of Madoc.