Sarah Rose Loftus
May 20, 1996
Hello there… Browsing through your site, I did not come across any of my immediate family, so I figured I would respond on their behalf. I will encourage my aunt (the one with the most information on our Loftus') to check out the page if she can. My dad's life as a Loftus started in Buffalo, New York and the family has moved around quite a bit since then - Ohio, California, Switzerland, etc. - but we are fairly sure of my Grandfather, Eugene Loftus, having an Irish background. Currently I represent part of the California group.
As for myself, I have just graduated from Alma College with my Bachelor's in Psychology. In fact, I was quite flattered when another Psychology major asked me if I was related to Elizabeth Loftus. Imagine my surprise to see that she too had found the Loftus page.
Previously I had thought that the name Loftus came from Lofthouse, as Barbara M. Loftus mentioned, but I am curious if an Irish background rules out Lofthouse as the origin. I will try and check back to see if anyone knows.