Loud Family History
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