Louden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Although generally considered to be a Perthshire family, the Louden surname is a habitational name derived from the place Loudoun near Cunningham in Ayrshire.

Early Origins of the Louden family

The surname Louden was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Louden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Louden research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1727 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Louden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Louden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lothian, Lowden, Lowdon, Loudoun, Loudon and others.

Early Notables of the Louden family (pre 1700)

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Louden migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Louden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Louden, who arrived in New York, NY in 1774 [1]
Louden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James, Louden Jr., who landed in New York in 1836 [1]
  • Joseph Louden, who landed in New York in 1838 [1]
  • Francis, James and Robert Louden, who, who settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1854
  • William Louden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 [1]
Louden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Daniel Louden, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1906
  • James D. Louden, aged 34, who landed in America from Dundee, in 1906
  • Jennie Louden, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Derry, Ireland, in 1907
  • George Louden, aged 30, who landed in America from Kemnay, Scotland, in 1908
  • Alexander Louden, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Louden migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Louden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Louden, aged 39, a blacksmith, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • Elizabeth Louden, aged 36, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • Jane Louden, aged 12, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • Janet Louden, aged 10, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • Isabel Louden, aged 9, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Louden (post 1700)

  • LeRoy J. Louden (b. 1936), American politician, Nebraska state senator
  • Robert Louden (d. 1867), Confederate messenger in the American Civil War
  • Chris Louden, American animator
  • Michael Louden (1964-2004), American day-time soap actor
  • Sharon Louden (b. 1964), American Fine Artist
  • William P. "Baldy" Louden (1883-1935), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Robert B. Louden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1912, 1920, 1928, 1936 [2]
  • Malcolm B. Louden, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1953-54, 1979-80 [2]
  • John T. Louden, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Williamson County, 1847 [2]
  • Harry C. Louden, American Democrat politician, Chair of Marion County Democratic Party, 1940-42; Postmaster at Fairmont, West Virginia, 1942-68 (acting, 1942-43) [2]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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