Lud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Lud family
The surname Lud 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.
Important Dates for the Lud family
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Lud 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 Lud family (pre 1700)
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Lud migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Lud, who landed in America in 1810 
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- ^ 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)
- ^ 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)