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

Loudon Early Origins



The surname Loudon 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.

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Loudon Spelling Variations


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Loudon Spelling Variations



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

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Loudon Early History


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Loudon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loudon research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1727 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Loudon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loudon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loudon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loudon 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loudon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Loudon, aged 26, landed in Georgia in 1812
  • William Loudon, who arrived in Louisiana in 1850
  • T J Loudon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Loudon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Loudon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Loudon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Roger Loudon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loudon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loudon (post 1700)



  • John William Loudon (b. 1967), American politician, Member of the Missouri Senate (2000-2008)
  • Dorothy Loudon (1925-2003), American Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winning Broadway singer and actress, perhaps best known for her role in Annie
  • Lotus H. Loudon, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 19th District, 1940
  • James Loudon, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Brown County, 1850-51
  • Anna Loudon, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930
  • Peter Loudon (b. 1966), Scottish two-time gold, silver and bronze medalist curler
  • Chris Loudon (b. 1985), Scottish darts player, ranked 115th, according to the PDC Order of Merit (2010)
  • William James Loudon (1860-1951), Canadian geologist, eponym of Mount Loudon in Banff National Park, Alberta
  • Thomas Richardson Loudon (1883-1968), Canadian silver medalist rower at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • John Hugo Loudon (1905-1996), Dutch CEO of Royal Dutch Shell from 1951 to 1965
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non dormit qui custodit
Motto Translation: The sentinel sleeps not.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. 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).
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Loudon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loudon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 November 2016 at 14:46.

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