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Early Origins of the Loden family

The surname Loden was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Loden family

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Loden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leydon, Leidden, Leyden, Leidon, Lethen, Lethane and others.

Early Notables of the Loden family (pre 1700)

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Loden Ranking

In the United States, the name Loden is the 15,437th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Loden family to Ireland

Some of the Loden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Loden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Loden, who landed in Maryland in 1777 [2]
Loden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Axel J Loden, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Loden (post 1700) +

  • Marilyn Loden (1946-2022), American writer, management consultant, and diversity advocate who first used the phrase "glass ceiling", during a 1978 speech
  • James Hugh Loden (1928-2016), known professionally as Sonny James, an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, "Young Love," inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Robert Loden (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • Barbara Loden (1932-1980), American film and stage actress and film director
  • Daniel J. Loden, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1928 [3]
  • Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden, the Australian spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhist Society

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook