Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Ludden Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Ludden name origins
Posted by: Geoffrey Ludden (ID *****0907) Date: February 10, 2009 at 09:28:17
In Reply to: Re: Ludden name origins by DeeAnn Marie Ludden of 171

Hi, Dee, bena long time since I posteda message. I was offline for four years. Througha compnay called Currans Heraldry of Shannon, County Galway I have obtained a scroll of the Ludden family history which confirms that Ludden is one of many derivatives of O'Loidan. The family crest is the Irish Harp and there is also a coat of arms.Ludden is found in Galway, Mayo and County Clare in the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries but there are no records prior to that. The Fleur de Lys which is the crest of the Prince of Wales and a French Royal emblem as well is one of the devices on the coat of arms which may suggest intermarriage with the early french nobility who were given land in Ireland by William I of England, Duke of Normandy, The Irish names Fitzherbert, Fitzwilliam are Norman in origin, Fitz being the same as Mc ie son of. O before an Irish name denotes grandson of, so O'Loidan means Grandson of Loidan. The Irish Harp crest suggests a once powerful family as the Harp isa very potent asymbol in Ireland and is the official crest of the President of Ireland.Currans will supply copies of the scroll for 20 Euros.they havea website. Sliante Geoff


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/ludden/messages/153.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network