My branch of Lorahs originated in France with a date of the 8 or 9 hundreds as proven residents. At this time one family moved into what was later Austria/Germany, was enobled and intermarried with other nobility. This is recorded in the Huguenot Archives. About mid 1500 some French citizens left the Catholic Church--hence Huguenots--were persecuted, massacred, enslaved but many immigrated into Germany then America as did my branch in the 1600s. I have recently heard of others who made their way into Spain--
but I suspect many of you are of Catholic Faith. This only means that a fairly short migration may have taken place from France into Italy--perhaps through one of many soldiers sent there in the endless land battles--the same with Spain. I am very interested in these paths! If any of you have anymore nsight into this please let me know.
Also, I was sent a coat of arms with the name from which Lora was taken--in Spanish--if anyone knows what I am referring to and can fill me in on the Spanish meaning of Lora--and the Italian, I'd appreaciate your help. In French Loreau/Loreaux is thought to refer to a leather strap such as on a horse or on a sandle.
I visit this site on rare occasion to see if anything new is happening--please feel free to contact me at JoLora@aol.com