Ludlow Family History

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Ludlow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Shropshire, so named from the Old English river name Hlude (from hlud ‘loud’, ‘roaring’) referring to the Teme river + hlaw ‘hill’. See also Laidlaw. Dutch: from the personal name Ludolph.

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

Similar surnames: Wadlow, Sudlow, Hudlow, Luplow, Rudow, Harlow, Ludlam, Lubow, Lutzow

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Ludlow Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ludlow name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ludlow. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Ludlow Family Origin

Where is the Ludlow family from?

Ludlow Family Occupations

What did your Ludlow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ludlow occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Ludlow's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ludlow. A less common occupation for the Ludlow family was Laundress.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Laundress


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

Ludlow Historical Records

What Ludlow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Ludlow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ludlow 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ludlow. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Ludlow. For the veterans among your Ludlow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ludlow Life Expectancy

What is the average Ludlow lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ludlow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ludlow in 1950 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ludlow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ludlow 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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