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Louth Early Origins



The surname Louth 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the parish was known as Lude, [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "Hlude, the loud one, the noisy stream." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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.

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Louth Spelling Variations


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Louth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Louth, Lowth, Lowthe, Louthe, Loutt, Loude, Lude, Loud, Lowde, Lud, Lyde, Loudham and many more.

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Louth Early History


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Louth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Louth research. Another 395 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1319, 1510, 1600, 1476, 1636, 1720 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Louth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Louth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Louth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Louth 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:

Louth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Louth, who arrived in Virginia in 1690

Louth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Louth, who settled in Indiana in 1818
  • Edward Louth, who arrived in Vermont in 1826
  • James Louth, who arrived in Vermont in 1828
  • Anna Louth, age 11, who came to Baltimore in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Louth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Louth (post 1700)



  • Jack Louth, American contemporary photographer
  • Andrew Louth, English Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, and at Oxford

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Louth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Louth 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.

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