Cloud Family History

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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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Cloud Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cloud name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cloud. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Cloud Family Origin

Where is the Cloud family from?

Cloud Family Occupations

What did your Cloud ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cloud family was Blacksmith. Coachman, Joiner and Appraiser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cloud. The most common Cloud occupation in the UK was Coachman. 6% of Cloud's were Coachmans.

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  • Coachman

  • Joiner

  • Appraiser

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cloud ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cloud Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Cloud Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cloud ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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