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The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the Loud family. Their name is derived from the personal name Leod. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Leoid, which means son of Leod, son of Olaf the Black, King of Man and the Northern Isles. Olaf was from a dynasty of Norse Kings, who, for centuries held the Isles. They were in turn descended from King Halfdan the Stingy, a King who was reputed to be descended from the god Frey. Leod held the island of Lewis, the mainland Glenelg and part of Skye in about 1195 AD. It was his two sons who founded the two great branches of the Siol Tormod and the Siol Torquil.

Loud Early Origins



The surname Loud was first found in on the Isle of Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Ledhas), where the Siol Tormod branch held the territories of Harris, Glenelg and Dunvegan Castle in Skye; while the Siol Torquil branch held Assynt and Cadboll, and the Island of Ramasay. There were no title deeds for these territories as they had been considered possessions of Norway. Yet when King Haakon asserted his authority over the lands in 1263 King Alexander resisted. Although the Scottish King Alexander signed the Treaty of Perth allowing payment of rent to Norway for all these lands, it was never paid and the whole of the western Isles became Scottish possessions.

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Loud Spelling Variations


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Loud Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Loud has appeared in various documents spelled MacLeod, MacCleod, MacCloud, MacLoud and many more.

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Loud Early History


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Loud Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loud research. Another 515 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1597, 1613, 1715, 1745, and 1777 are included under the topic Early Loud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loud Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loud Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir Roderick MacLeod of Dunvegan Castle who led 600 of his Clansmen to Ireland to assist in O'Donnell's rebellion and Lord MacLeod's Highlanders (73rd Regiment - later the 71st Regiment)...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Loud or a variant listed above include:

Loud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Loud, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Loud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Warren Loud, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • M Loud, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • G. D. Loud, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1894
  • M. G. Loud, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Henry Loud, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Loud Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John W. Loud, aged 56, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Geo. Loud, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Eva Humphreys Loud, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Mrs. J. W. Loud, aged 50, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Charles Loud, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Loud Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John W. Loud, aged 66, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Sarah M. Loud, aged 58, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loud (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loud (post 1700)



  • George Alvin Loud (1852-1925), American politician from Michigan
  • Eugene Francis Loud (1847-1908), American politician, U.S. Representative from California
  • Alanson Russell "Lance" Loud (1951-2001), American magazine columnist
  • Henry M. Loud, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1886. English ancestry
  • George B. Loud, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1919
  • George Alvin Loud (1852-1925), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1903-13, 1915-17; Defeated, 1912
  • Eugene Francis Loud (1847-1908), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1884; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1891-1903; Defeated, 1902
  • Edward R. Loud, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Albion, Michigan, 1899-1900; Defeated, 1900
  • Edward F. Loud, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

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