Louday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Louday family
The surname Louday was first found in Lincolnshire at Louth, a market-town and parish. The ancient Latin name of this town was Luda, from its vicinity to the Lud, a small stream formed by the junction of two rivulets.  By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the parish was known as Lude,  and literally meant "Hlude, the loud one, the noisy stream."  The first record of the name was William of Louth (died 1298), a medieval Bishop of Ely. It is generally believed that he was born in Louth, but his lineage in unknown. After the coronation of King Edward I of England, the king appointed him cofferer of the wardrobe, on 18 October 1274. He was elected to the see of Ely on 12 May 1290 and consecrated on 1 October 1290. He was buried in Ely Cathedral. William of Louth's seal, is now kept in the British Museum.
Early History of the Louday family
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Louday Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Louth, Lowth, Lowthe, Louthe, Loutt, Loude, Lude, Loud, Lowde, Lud, Lyde, Loudham and many more.
Early Notables of the Louday family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Louday family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jno Louth, who arrived in Virginia in 1690; Thomas Louth, who settled in Indiana in 1818; Edward Louth, who arrived in Vermont in 1826; James Louth, who arrived in Vermont in 1828.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)