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The
LOFTIN
Family
Tree


Philip
Daniel
Loftin

(1978 - 200?)

Curtis
Dean
Loftin

(1953 - 20??)

Sam
William
Loftin

(1918 - 1979)

Alonzo
Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

William Alexander
Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

James
Franklin
Loftin

(1827 - 1864)

Thomas
Loftin

(1798 - 185?)

James
Loftin

(1768 - 1836)

John
Loftin

(1740 - 1793)

Cornelius
Loftin III

(1714 - 1785)

Cornelius
Loftin II

(1675 - 1735)

Cornelius
Loftin I

(1648 - 1735)

Leonard
"Laughton"
Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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Meinhert
Miller
Muller
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Corzine
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Leslie
Lewis
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Loftin Locations

                             

 

 

"What's In A Name"

 
 
Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean that it's not popular.  There are forms of the Loftin name that are in use all around the world.  In addition to  Lofthouse Village in England, the Lofoten Islands in Norway and Lofthus, Norway, there are cities, roads, streets, lakes, drives, etc., associated with the name. 
 
These are some of the locations you might find interesting. If you find another one, let me know. And if you can take a digital photo and send to me, that would be even better.
 
 
 
 
Loftin, VA  24440
 
 
 
 

Loftin Dr. in Catawba, Catawba County, North Carolina
Near the original home sight of William Alexander Loftin

 
 
 
 
Loftin Drive, Catawba, NC 28609
Loftin Drive, Auburn, AL 36830
Loftin Drive
, Bessemer, AL 35022
Loftin Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Loftin Drive, Olive Branch MS 38654
Loftin Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73130
Loftin Drive, Midwest City, OK 73130
 
 
 
 
Lofton Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311
Lofton Drive
, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Lofton Drive
, Port Neches, TX 77651
Lofton Drive
, New Port Richey, FL 34652
Lofton Drive
, Lafayette IN 47909
Lofton Drive, Picayune, MS 39466
Loftin Drive, Bessemer, AL 35023
Lofton Drive, Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Lofton Drive, Clayton, OH 45315
Lofton Drive, Keokuk, IA 52632
 
 
 
 
(Glenn) Lofton Drive, Lyford, TX 78569
(
Ronnie) Lofton Drive, Waynesboro, MS 39367
(Kate) Lofton Drive, Brandon MS 39047
 
 
 
 
Loftin Lane, Denver (Lincoln County), NC
Loftin Lane
, Mt. Holly, NC 28120
Loftin Lane, Ahoskie, NC 27910
(Larry) Loftin Lane, Kinston, NC 28504
Loftin Lane, Excel, AL 36439
Loftin Lane, Monroeville, AL 36460
 
 
 
 
Lofton Lane, Chickamauga, GA
Lofton Lane, Vidalia, GA
Lofton Lane, Port Allen, LA
Lofton Lane, Chisago City, MN 55013 
 
 
 
 
(Charlie) Loftin Lake, Catawba County, NC
Lofton Lake
, Marion County, IL
Loftin Lake, Lake County, Oregon
South River Dam in Virginia is also known as Lofton Lake
 
 
 
 

Loftin Road between Wichita Falls and Jacksboro, TEXAS

Photo Courtesy of Charles Loftin
 
To purchase a digital copy go to:
http://licensing.pixels.com/featured/loftin-rd-charles-loftin.html
 
To purchase a framed canvas print go to:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/loftin-rd-charles-loftin.html
 
 
 
 
Loftin Rd, Kinston, NC 28504
Loftin Rd
, Denton, NC 27239
Loftin Rd
, Columbia, TN 38401
Loftin Rd, Columbia, MS 39429
Loftin Rd, Dothan, AL 36303
Loftin Rd, Westlake, LA 70669
Loftin Rd, Elm Grove, LA 71051
Loftin Rd, El Dorado, AR 71730
Loftin Rd, TX - between Wichita Falls and Jacksboro
(Doc) Loftin Rd, Ayden, NC 28513
(Frankie) Loftin Rd, Delhi, LA 71232
(Jack) Loftin Rd, Carson, MS 39427
(Bob) Loftin Rd, Panama City, FL 32405
 
 
 
 
Lofton Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Lofton Rd, Wheatland, CA 95692
Lofton Rd, Raphine, VA 24472
Lofton Rd, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
Lofton Rd, Lascassas, TN 37085
Lofton Rd, Kentwood, LA 70444
Lofton Rd, Biloxi, MS 39532
Lofton Rd. NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
(Curtis J.) Lofton Rd, Okeechobee, FL 34972
(Bill) Lofton Rd, McCall Creek, MS 39647
 
 
 
 
Loftin St, Thomasville, NC 27360
Loftin St
, Troy, NC 27371
Loftin St
, Crowley, TX 76036
Loftin St, Lufkin, TX 75904
Loftin St
, Tyler, TX 75701
Loftin St
, Port Charlotte FL 33954
Loftin St, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Loftin St, Enterprise, AL, 36330
 
 
 
 
Lofton St, Wade, NC 28395
Lofton St
. Lillington, NC 27546
Lofton St
, Victorville, CA 92394
Lofton St, Jena, LA 71342
Lofton St, Channelview, TX, 77530
Lofton St, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Lofton St, Opelousas, LA 70570
 
 
 
 
Loftus St, New Bedford, MA 02746
Loftus St, Leederville, WA 6007
 
 
 
 
Loftus St, Wollongong NSW 2500, AUSTRALIA
Loftus St, Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Loftus St, Bundeena 2230, AUSTRALIA
Loftus St, Moncton, New Brunswick, CANADA
Loftus St, Moncton, New Brunswick, CANADA
 
 
 
 
Loftus Dr, Rosemead, CA 91770
Loftus Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Loftus Dr, Bella Vista, AR 72714
Loftus Dr, Savage, MN 55378
 
 
 
 
Laughton St, Fort Worth, TX 76110
Laughton St, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
 
 
 
 
Laughton Dr, Fayetteville, NC, 28306
Laughton Dr, Chesterfield VA 23832
 
 
 
 
Laughton St, Taupo, NEW ZEALAND
 
 
 
 
 

Leonard Loftin/Laughton

 
 

Leonard Loftin/Laughton (1610/16) is the earliest Loftin mentioned in the colonial history of America.  It is recorded in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 5, page 343, that Leonard Laughton sailed from Kent, England on 12 Jul 1636 aboard the ship "West" along with six other whites and two negroes as an indentured servant to work a plantation located on the Charles River in Henrico County, Virginia, owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Parker/Packer.  Leonard is also mentioned in a book entitled Early Virginia Immigrants 1623 - 1666, on page 199, by George Cabell Greer.  Greer also mentions a "Robert" Loftin (presumably Leonard's brother), whose passage to Virginia in 1637 was arranged by William Wilkinson, New Norfolk, Virginia.

 

Information about Leonard's life before he came to America has yet to be uncovered.  Where was he from originally?  Who were his parents?  How was his name originally spelled?  All of these and many more questions will hopefully eventually be revealed.

 
 
 
 
 

Early Origins

 

 

There is a generally accepted belief among those who have studied the Loftin lineage that the family is of English origin. The name probably came from the Old Norse words "lopt" (elevation, loft) and "tun" (a farm). The meaning would be that of “a farm on an elevation.

 

Early records show the family living in France - emigrating there possibly during the Viking invasion of the 9th century.

 

 
 

Lofthouse Village, ENGLAND

 
 

           

 

It is a common believe that the name Loftin comes from Lofthouse, a Yorkshire surname.  There is a Lofthouse Village that is located three miles north of Wakefield in ENGLAND. Lofthouse is clearly of Viking origin.  Is is possible that Leonard Loftin's family lived in the area of these rolling hills of England?

 
 
 

The Lofoten Islands

 
 

              

 

The Lofoten Islands seems to be where our name came from originally.

 

 

The Lofoten Islands are a chain of islands in the county of Nordland in northern Norway.

 

The literal translation of Lofoten in English is "careen" - as the Vikings would take their boats to the Lofoten Islands and beach them at high tide to scrape barnacles.  The Viking in charge of the "careen" was “The Lofoten” or “The Careener”. The name made its way to France and England and was Anglicized into Loftin and the other variations.

 

Lofoten is well known for its exceptional natural beauty within Norway and has 24 hours of daylight in the summer.  Winter temperatures in there are very mild considering their location north of the Arctic Circle. 

 
 
 

Lofthus, NORWAY

 
 

 

Another landmark that exists in southern Norway is the town of Lofthus near the Hardanger Fjord which is one of the country’s most scenic sites. 

 
 
 
 
 

SOURCES

 

 

Thanks to Charles Loftin for the great photo of Loftin Rd in Texas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you have additional photos or information about the Loftin family, please contact me.