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Name Derivation
« on: September 19, 2013, 05:11:07 AM »
[b]From Irish Names and Surnames [/b][url=http://www.libraryireland.com/names/contents.php 1923]http://www.libraryireland.com/names/contents.php 1923[/url] 

” LACHTNŃIN- [url=http://www.libraryireland.com/names/synopsis-types-surnames.php]http://www.libraryireland.com/names/synopsis-types-surnames.php[/url]-O Laghnane, O Loghnane, O Loughnane, O Loughton, Laughnan, Loughnane, Loughnan, Loughrane, Loughran, Lawton, (Loughlan, Loughlin, O'Loughlin, MacLoughlin, Loftus, Loftis); 'descendant of LachtnŠn' (diminutive of Lachtna, grey); the name of several distinct families in different parts of Ireland, as:-

(1) ” LachtnŠin of Mayo, also called ” Lachtna [url=http://www.libraryireland.com/names/ol/o-lachtna.php]http://www.libraryireland.com/names/ol/o-lachtna.php[/url] (which see), who were chiefs of the district called the Two Bacs, now the parish of Bacs, and of Glen Nephin, in the barony of Tirawley, and are still numerous in Connacht, but often disguise their name under the anglicised form of Loftus. This family gave bishops to various sees in Connacht in the 13th and 14th centuries.

(2) ” LachtnŠin of Teffia, a midland family who were anciently chiefs of Teathbha, in the present counties of Longford and Westmeath.

(3) ” LachtnŠin of Oriel, who were anciently chiefs of Mughdorn Breagh, whichO'Donovan [url=http://www.libraryireland.com/biography/JohnODonovan.php]http://www.libraryireland.com/biography/JohnODonovan.php[/url] places in the north of Meath, where it adjoins the county of Monaghan.

(4) ” LachtnŠin of Ui Maine [url=http://www.libraryireland.com/names/irishclans/ui-maine.php]http://www.libraryireland.com/names/irishclans/ui-maine.php[/url], who were followers of O'Kelly.

(5) ” LachtnŠin of Cinel Eoghain [url=http://www.libraryireland.com/names/irishclans/cineal-eoghain.php]http://www.libraryireland.com/names/irishclans/cineal-eoghain.php[/url]; and

(6) ” LachtnŠin of Siol Muireadhaigh [url=http://www.libraryireland.com/names/irishclans/siol-muireadhaigh.php]http://www.libraryireland.com/names/irishclans/siol-muireadhaigh.php[/url], both mentioned by MacFirbis [url=http://www.libraryireland.com/biography/DualdMacFirbis.php]http://www.libraryireland.com/biography/DualdMacFirbis.php[/url].  In the 16th century, it was also found in Co. Down, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Cork. It is often corrupted to ” LochlŠin [url=http://www.libraryireland.com/names/ol/o-lochlain.php]http://www.libraryireland.com/names/ol/o-lochlain.php[/url], anglicised Loughlin and MacLoughlin, and to ” LochrŠin, anglicised Loughrane, Loughran. Lawton is now the anglicised form in Co. Cork.

Compliments of John Loughney

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Re: Name Derivation
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 12:44:23 PM »
And more details - happy to point out the sources for these, if anyone is interested.

The O'Lachtna clan was cheiftans of the Two Backs (from Lough Conn to the River Moy), Glen Nephin and Beaudach (area surounding Crossmolina).  Other clans associated were MacFirbisigh (now anglicized as Forbes),  O'Maoilruaidh [now anglicized as Mulroy], Ard Achadh [now anglicized as Ardagh which is a parish in Tirawley], and O'Cuimin, of Lios Cuimin [Cuimin's Fort - possibly Kilcummin] on the Muaidh [River Moy].  These clans are said to be descendents of Muireadhach, the son of Fergus.


The following are the descendants of Muireadhach, the son of Fergus, namely, the inhabitants of the cantred of Bac, and of Gleann Nemhthinne, and of the half cantred of Breudach. These are the hereditary tribes of Bac, viz., O'Lachtna, chief of the two Bacs and of the Glenn, and of them are the families of O'Dubhagain, and the Clann Firbisigh, the poets of Hy-Amhalgaidh and of Hy-Fiachrach; (the Leabhar Balbh of James Mac Firbis, says, that Lachtna was Mac Firbis); O'Maoilruaidh; of Ard Achadh, and O'Cuimin, of Lios Cuimin on the Muaidh.

The following are the descendants of Muireadhach, the son of Fergus, namely, the inhabitants of the cantred of Bac, is still well known in the country by the name of the Two Backs, and lies between Lough Con and the River Moy, in the barony of Tirawley; and of Gleann Nemhthinne, now anglicised Glen Nephin, and of the half cantred of Breudach, in the west of the barony of Tirawley. These are the hereditary tribes of Bac, viz., O'Lachtna (now always O'Lachtnain in Irish, and anglicised Loughnane and Loftus. Dr. Martin Loftus, formerly professor of Irish in the College of Maynooth, is of this family), chief of the two Bacs and of the Glenn, i. e. of Glen Nephin., and of them are the families of O'Dubhagain [Duggan], and the Clann Firbisigh, the poets of Hy-Amhalgaidh and of Hy-Fiachrach of James Mac Firbis, says, "that Lachtna was Mac Firbis, that is, the Lachtna, after whom the family of O'Lachtna was called, was of the Mac Firbis tribe. O'Maoilruaidh, now Mulroy, but the name is not in the district; of Ard Achadh, now Ardagh, a parish in the barony of Tirawley, about two miles and three quarters west south west of the town of Ballina, and O'Cuimin, of Lios Cuimin, i. e. Cuimin's fort. The name is now unknown, though it is highly probable that the fort remains on the Muaidh.