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Loud Name Meaning

nickname for a noisy person, from Middle English lude ‘loud’ (Old English hlud), perhaps in part preserving the Old English byname Hluda that Ekwall postulates to explain the place names Loudham (Suffolk) and Lowdham (Nottinghamshire). topographic name for someone who lived by a roaring stream, Old English hlude or hl¯de literally ‘the loud one’, or a habitational name from any of the places named from hl¯de, for example Lyde in Herefordshire and Somerset. variant of Louth.

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


Similar surnames: Lord, Cloud, Gold, Loui, Low, Look, Lind, Bond, Long, Hoad

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Where is the Loud family from?

You can see how Loud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loud families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 66 Loud families living in Devon. This was about 15% of all the recorded Loud's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Loud families in 1891.
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What did your Loud ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Loud. 14% of Loud men worked as a Builders Labourer and 70% of Loud women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loud were Farm Labourer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Builders Labourer
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Dairy Farmer
    14%
  • Farm Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Loud. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Loud. For the veterans among your Loud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loud lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Loud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Loud in 1950 was 72, and 77 in 2004.

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