My name is Anne Losee and I have been researching the Losee name.So far I have learned that the Losee name is traced back to the 11th and 12th centuries in the ancient territories of England.The name was spelled Losse and first appeared in ancient medieval records in Suffolk, England.The family held lands and estates in Suffolk and were actively allied with other influential families.They also branched off into other territories and holdings.There existed a town or shire in England called Losse in 1226.The earliest Losse I have found is Guillerme de Losse born 1250.The "de" before the name Losse signifies nobility.
It appears that in the 12th century, some of the Losse family stayed in England and others moved to Flanders (now Belgium).In the 13th century the de Losse family left Flanders to settle on the banks of the Vezere River in southwest France.They were a movable fief (military) of the King of France and participated in the Hundred Year's War.They built a fortress (Chateau de Losse) and participated in the feudal power structure.In the 16th century, Jean II de Losse was the tutor of King Henri IV at the Court.
In my research I have found that some of the Losse's in France joined the Huguenot movement, and in the 1600's fled to England, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada and America.
The Losee name could be of germanic origin and mean "one who is a politician".It could also be of French origin and mean "bold" or "daring".The Losee coat of arms is of French origin and signifies military fortitude and magnanimity.
This is probably more than you wanted to know, but I just thought I'd pass along this information.If anyone has more information on the origin of the Losee name, please let me know.