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laud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient name of laud finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a hlalord which meant keeper of the loaf. This person was responsible for supplying food to those under his care. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.


Early Origins of the laud family


The surname laud was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the laud family


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laud Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the laud family name include Lord, Lorde and others.

Early Notables of the laud family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the laud family to Ireland


Some of the laud family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the laud family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the laud surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

laud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miss Carrie Laud, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Miss Charlotte Laud, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Mrs. Laud, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

laud Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Truman P. Laud, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Robert W. Laud, aged 43, who emigrated to America from London, in 1906
  • Albert L. Laud, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Charlotte Laud, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1909
  • John C. Laud, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

laud Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Robert E. A. Laud, aged 62, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name laud (post 1700)


  • William Laud (1573-1645), English prelate, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 to 1645
  • Derek George Henry Laud (b. 1964), former British political adviser and Government Relations specialist

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