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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 the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 54 Loud families living in Massachusetts. This was about 56% of all the recorded Loud's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Loud families in 1840.
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What did your Loud ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Loud. 19% of Loud men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Loud women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loud were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
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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 USA, 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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