Last name: Logue

This interesting and unusual name is of usually of Irish origin, and is now almost exclusively a Derry and East Donegal name, where it is the Anglicization of the Gaelic "O'Maolmhaadhog" (formerly Anglicized phonetically as Mulvogue), and derived from a personal name, with the first element "maol", meaning "blunt", and the "O", denoting "grandson" or "male descendent of". Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, revered elders, or from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "O" (as above), or "Mac", denoting "son of". However, it is thought that this name originated in County Galway, where it has been Anglicized as "Leech", and the family were first recorded as chiefs of a district between Athenry and Athlone. However it may also be a middle English nickname for a 'big eater', in this case deriving from the French "L'ogre". Examples of recordings include Elysabeth Logge who married Richard Battersybe in London on January 18th 1584, Margaret Logue, who was christened at Derry Cathedral, Templemore, on October 13th 1654, whilst Marguerite Logue, christened at West Street French Huguenot church, London, on June 29th 1715, had earlier escaped from France. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Logue, which was dated 1337, recorded at New Ross, County Wexford, during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Lisa Logue

I dont know much about my Logue side of my family history, but I find this artivle father's name was William Logue. Hello fellow Logue's!

Robert Emmett Logue Jr

Hello, I thought you may find this interesting
Hi friends, Recently I contracted with Lyman Platt, Ph.D. of Electronic Family Lineages, to compile a report, from his data base sources, on the Logue family. I found his completed report to be ...

Lisa Logue

My father's name is William interesting.

Susanne Logue

My name is Susanne Logue. My grandparents came from County Donegal. My grandfather was James J. Logue. He was one of 10 children. He lit the buoy light every evening on Mulroy Bay, and his father was Patrick Owen Logue, sea captain and pilot, who drowned in a storm.

Anthony Logue

Hi my name is Anthony Logue, I live in Sydney,NSW, Australia. My grandfather was Peter Logue, he was (I think he was James' brother?)

Jim Logue

Hi Anthony, Don't know if you remember me, but I came over fron the states to Punchbowl to visit with your grandfather in 1989. I hope you and your family are well.

ross logue
Logues are truly nice people God bless u all!

ross logue
Love my name its Irish but there is a Scottish version

Andrew Stead
I'm the grandson of a Logue, who considered herself both firmly Scottish and a member of the McLean clan. That said, the tartan shops we spoke with all traced the name Logue to an Irish origin. Beyond that, we don't know much.

Fintan Thomas Gerald Logue
The name Logue is certainly an Irish one and although you will find the name in Scotland, that is because of Irish emigration to Scotland in the 19th and 20th century. Whoever wrote this is incorrect and appear to have used my name to make their erroneous views known. As the old saying goes, fools rush in, where angels fear to tread.

Fintan Logue
The above information is entirely incorrect. The name Logue is of Scottish origin and I confirm the above information as utter rubbish. Fintan Thomas Gerald Logue

Hi, I am the the Daughter of Michael Joseph Logue from Donegal my name is Margaret mary Logue born 1963. He had a sister named Susie, brothers Paddy and Owen.

steven logue
do you have any jewish decent in your family

Jim Logue
Hi Magz, Were your grandparents John and Winnie Logue? If so we could be distantly related.

My parents were John and Winnie Logue Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

Hello my name is Thomas Logue my grandfather was Adam Logue and ggfather is August Logue from Cameron,Louisiana Can you tell me if you have found anything on Edmond I have hit a wall with him.My email is Please feel free to email me any help would be great....

julie logue
I am Julie logue of mowata, Louisiana but my grandfather, olin logue n he was originally from Georgia. The logue family name is very uncommon here n I would love to find relative that n our family history n ancestors

Alison S.
Attempting to find any information on my great grandfather from Co. Derry (Dungiven) -- His name was Edward Logue McKenna, but it is my understanding that "Logue" was his mothers maiden name. (Sarah Logue) - He immigrated to the US 5/17/1922, estimated to have been born in IRE around 1897-99.


I am tracing back my husband's McKenna lineage...his grandmother was Sarah Logue and his father was the eldest of 6.....the 2nd was Edward, ..whose twin was stillborn....he had to flee the North due to "anti-establishment actions" and went to Philadelphia in 1922...etc.etc.Contact me at if you wish.

Brenda Polacca
We're attemtpting to find the origins of our family outside of the US. My great-grandfather was Elmer Logue who lived in Westmister, Md. He was married to Annie Bitzel. We have many other branches of our family from Ireland and Scotland but we're not sure about this one

patrick logue
patrick logue my grandfatherwas from malin in county donegal he moved to liverpool and on visting family in malin we were known as the black paddys due to ourdark hair

damian logue

My name is damian logue my father was Jean-Claude logue he was a hard grneral laborer and thats pretty much where it ends i know only three others logues anf thats it and nothing of my family past