Loftus Family History
Loftus Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): habitational name either from Old Norse lopt-hús ‘house with an upper floor’ (often found in the dative plural form lopt-húsum) or from any of the places in Yorkshire with names derived from this term such as Lofthouse in Rothwell Lofthouse in Harewood Loftus Hill in Staveley Lofthouse in Fountains Earth Lofthouse in Sedbergh (all Yorkshire) Loftsome in Wressell (East Yorkshire) and Loftus (North Yorkshire). Irish: English surname adopted by certain bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Lochlainn (see Laughlin ) or Ó Lachtnáin (see Lough ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press