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McLoud comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the personal name Leod. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Leoid, which means son of Leod, son of Olaf the Black, King of Man and the Northern Isles. Olaf was from a dynasty of Norse Kings, who, for centuries held the Isles. They were in turn descended from King Halfdan the Stingy, a King who was reputed to be descended from the god Frey. Leod held the island of Lewis, the mainland Glenelg and part of Skye in about 1195 AD. It was his two sons who founded the two great branches of the Siol Tormod and the Siol Torquil.

McLoud Early Origins



The surname McLoud was first found in on the Isle of Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Ledhas), where the Siol Tormod branch held the territories of Harris, Glenelg and Dunvegan Castle in Skye; while the Siol Torquil branch held Assynt and Cadboll, and the Island of Ramasay. There were no title deeds for these territories as they had been considered possessions of Norway. Yet when King Haakon asserted his authority over the lands in 1263 King Alexander resisted. Although the Scottish King Alexander signed the Treaty of Perth allowing payment of rent to Norway for all these lands, it was never paid and the whole of the western Isles became Scottish possessions.

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McLoud Spelling Variations


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McLoud Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McLoud has appeared as MacLeod, MacCleod, MacCloud, MacLoud and many more.

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McLoud Early History


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McLoud Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McLoud research. Another 515 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1597, 1613, 1715, 1745, and 1777 are included under the topic Early McLoud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McLoud Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McLoud Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir Roderick MacLeod of Dunvegan Castle who led 600 of his Clansmen to Ireland to assist in O'Donnell's rebellion and Lord MacLeod's Highlanders (73rd Regiment - later the 71st Regiment)...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McLoud 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



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McLoud or a variant listed above:

McLoud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M. McLoud, aged 54, who settled in America, in 1896

McLoud Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John W McLoud, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Alexander McLoud, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Emily McLoud, aged 43, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Elsie R. McLoud, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Norman C. McLoud, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McLoud Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alexander McLoud, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

McLoud Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Mcloud (aged 18), a nursery maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McLoud (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McLoud (post 1700)



  • John William McLoud, early American railroad attorney, eponym of McLoud, Oklahoma in 1895
  • Jimmy McLoud (b. 1984), American singer-songwriter from Youngstown, Ohio

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The McLoud Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McLoud 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 29 April 2017 at 11:50.

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