Matthew Perk Loftus
June 30, 1996
You have probably already come across this; however, my dad (Donald James Loftus) told me that when his great grandfather (who came over to the U.S. from Ireland) claimed that the name Loftus used to be O'Lochnin (may be that is not the exact spelling) and that the name was eventually changed to its present form because of some sort of bad situation between the Irish and English (persecution, etc.). Anyway, my dad was born outside of Fort Dodge, IA. That was where my grandfather and my great grandfather was born. I was born in Omaha, NE. and I'm too young to get married right now (and my sister is younger than I am) so that is as far as our branch has gone as of now. I was surprised to see this page and I'll tell my dad about it and may be he can give you more information.