||Re: What does it mean?
||Jim Young (guest, 188.8.131.52)
||October 29, 2009 at 1:18:53 PM
||What does it mean? by Loughman
Lochmann is a German surname, and a possible origin. However, Loughman is an Irish surname that goes back several centuries, so your ancestor may have replaced his existing name with a similar sounding Irish name. I think Lukmann is also a German surname though I'm not certain.
Loch means "hole" in modern German, though there appears to have been a similar word that meant "wood, copse". So your eponymous ancestor might have lived in a place where a hole was a prominent local feature; he might have made a living digging holes, e.g., a well-digger; or he might have lived or worked in a wood.
On the other hand if the original name was more like Lukeman, forget that lot and start again.
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- What does it mean? - Loughman Oct 28 2009, 10:31:21 AM
- Re: What does it mean? - Jim Young Oct 29 2009, 1:18:53 PM