Last Name LOGAN


Meaning An inclosed plain. The family are descended from Sir Robert Logan, who in 1329, accompanied Lord James Douglas with the heart of Robert Bruce to Palestine, and thus caused the addition of a human heart to the armorial bearings of his descendants.
An inclosed plain or low-lying place. If the residence of a Briton was on a plain, it was called 'Lann,' from 'Lagen' or 'Logen;' if on an eminence, it was termed dun.
Origin Scottish, Gaelic, Jewish, Spanish, Irish, Romanian, South african, Guam

Rank 465 (2000 US census) 454 (1990 US census)
Count 64,576 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 67.08%, or 43318 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 27.1%, or 17500 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.56%, or 362 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 1.06%, or 685 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.05%, or 1324 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 2.15%, or 1388 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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