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Cloud Family History

Cloud Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near an outcrop or hill, from Old English clud ‘rock’ (only later used to denote vapor formations in the sky). French: from the Germanic personal name Hlodald, composed of the elements hlod ‘famous’, ‘clear’ + wald ‘rule’, which was borne by a saint and bishop of the 6th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Loud, Flood, Glod, Close, Clough, Clow, Blond, Lord, Claude, Claus

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Where is the Cloud family from?

You can see how Cloud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cloud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cloud families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 41 Cloud families living in Devon. This was about 21% of all the recorded Cloud's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Cloud families in 1891.
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What did your Cloud ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Mason and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cloud. 50% of Cloud men worked as a Mason and 80% of Cloud women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cloud were Builders Labr Heavy Work and Biscuit Packer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Mason
  • Builders Labr Heavy Work

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Biscuit Packer
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Cloud. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cloud census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cloud. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Cloud. For the veterans among your Cloud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cloud lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cloud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Cloud in 1940 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

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