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Loudoun Surname Origin
From the parish of Loudoun in Ayrshire, Scotland. The name is compounded of Law and dun,--a pleonasm, as both words signify a hill. The hill-hill.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Loudoun Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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