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The ancestors of the name Ludlow date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence on a hill beside a babbling river which was later referred to as Ludlow Ludlow is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Ludlow Early Origins



The surname Ludlow was first found in Shropshire at Ludlow, a market town close to the Welsh border and in the Welsh Marches. The first listing of the place name dates back to 1138 where it was listed as Ludelaue and literally meant "hill or tumulus by a rapid," derived from the Old English words hlude + hlaw. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Ludlow was called by the Britons Dinam, or "the palace of princes," and by the Saxons Leadlowe, and Ludlowe. One reference claims Robert de Montgomery, kinsman of the Conqueror, fortified the town with walls, and erected most of its stately castle in which he lived until his death in 1094. Yet another reference claims the castle was built by Walter de Lacy in the late 11th century as possession of Ludlow Castle descended through the Lacy family until 1115. Mother Ludlam's Cave or Mother Ludlum's Hole is a small cave in the sandstone cliff of the Wey Valley at Moor Park, near Farnham, Surrey. The earliest record of the place occurs when a monk named Symon found a spring rising in the cave in the 13th century. Mother Ludlam was claimed to be a white witch who lived in the cave. Her cauldron has been kept in Frensham Church nearby for centuries.

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Ludlow Spelling Variations


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Ludlow Spelling Variations



Ludlow has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Ludlow, Ludley, Ludloe and others.

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Ludlow Early History


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Ludlow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ludlow research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1664, 1634, 1617, 1692, 1551, 1588, 1680 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Ludlow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ludlow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ludlow Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Roger Ludlow (1590-1664), an English lawyer, magistrate, military officer, and colonist who helped found the Colony of Connecticut, he directed Boston's first fortification, Castle William in 1634; Edmund Ludlow (Ludlowe) ( c. 1617-1692), an English parliamentarian, best known for his involvement...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ludlow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ludlow In Ireland


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Ludlow In Ireland



Some of the Ludlow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ludlows to arrive on North American shores:

Ludlow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger and Sara Ludlow settled in Nantasket in 1630 with their six children
  • George Ludlow, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Roger Ludlow, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Ludlow, who arrived in Connecticut in 1640
  • Gabriell Ludlow, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ludlow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Ludlow arrived in New York with his wife and five children in 1823
  • Archibald Ludlow, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • Henry Ludlow, aged 27, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • L Ludlow, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • E. Ludlow, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ludlow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anne M Ludlow, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Arthur Ludlow, aged 35, who landed in America from Horwich, England, in 1910
  • Arthur Ludlow, aged 14, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1920
  • Clara Ludlow, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Cornwall, England, in 1920
  • Arthur Ludlow, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ludlow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Col. Gabriel G. Ludlow U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in DeLancey's 3rd Battalion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. George Duncan Ludlow U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a Chief of Justic for New Brunswick [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Ludlow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Ludlow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ludlow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ludlow (post 1700)



  • George Craig Ludlow (1830-1900), American Democratic Party politician, 25th Governor of New Jersey (1881 to 1884)
  • Augustus C. Ludlow (1792-1813), American officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812, eponym of the USS Ludlow (1808), USS Ludlow (DD-112) and the USS Ludlow (DD-438)
  • Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836-1870), American author, journalist, and explorer
  • John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow (1821-1911), English social reformer
  • Jayne Louise Ludlow (b. 1979), Welsh football player from Llwynypia, Rhondda
  • Frederick Ludlow (b. 1796), English colonial settler in Western Australia, discoverer of the Capel River
  • Roger Ludlow (1590-1664), one of the founders of the colony of Connecticut, founder of Norwalk in 1651
  • Peter Ludlow (b. 1957), Professor of philosophy and linguistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Ludlow Historic Events


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Ludlow Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Lloyd David Ludlow (1947-1988), American Army Sergeant First Class from Macksville, Kansas, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Ludlow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ludlow 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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