Logan family crest


Logan family crest

Colors on the Logan family crest explained

Argent (silver) - signifies peacefulness and sincerity. Two things the Logans were known for in ancient times.

Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and historic military strength when called upon in times of war. 

Or (Gold) - represents the historical generosity of this ancient family.


  Symbols on the Logan family crest explained 

The heart - symbolizes the sincere and charitable nature of family members.

The three piles - represent builders or individuals with skills in ancient engineering.


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Origins of the Logan family name

Logan is a name with Scottish and Irish origins. 

In Scotland, it is derived from the word "lagan," meaning "little hollow and has been in use since the 12th century.

In Ireland, the name is translated from 'O Leoghain', meaning 'descendant of the warrior'.


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Summary of the Logan family and the Logan family crest

  • The first recorded use of the name was in the 12th century, when a man by the name of Walter de Logan was registered as a landowner in the county of Lanark. 
  • The name Logan has been associated with Clan Logan, a Scottish clan from the Highlands, since the 15th century.
  • There are also several places in Scotland named after the clan, including the towns of Logan and Loch Logan.
  • The name Logan may also be linked to the Viking settlers who came to Scotland in the ninth and tenth centuries.
  • These settlers brought with them the Old Norse name "laug," which means "law." It is possible that the two names were combined over time to create the surname Logan.
  • In ancient Ireland, The Logans were a clan of the O'Neill dynasty and were known for their skill in battle.
  • It is believed that the first Logans settled in the area that is now County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, having likely emigrated from Scotland in the middle ages.
  • In the 16th century, the Logan clan supported the O'Neill chieftain, Hugh O'Neill, in his rebellion against the English Crown.
  • After the rebellion was crushed, many of the Logans were forced to flee Ireland.
    • The Logan family name is thought to have originated in America in the late 1600s. The first known bearers of the name were a group of Scottish immigrants who settled in the colony of Virginia.
    • The Logans were a hardy bunch, and quickly established themselves as successful farmers and businessmen in the Virginia colony.
    • In the centuries that followed, many members of the Logan family fought in the American Revolution, the Civil War, and World War II.
    • Today, the Logan name is still carried by many Americans, who are proud to be descended from these early pioneers and from their ancestors in ancient Scotland.