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LOW DOUN > LOUDOUN

This name derives from a Scottish surname, although also recorded in England. It is believed to be locational from the village of Loudoun, in the district of Cunningham, in the county of Ayrshire. The place name is composed of the Northern English word "low", meaning a flame or beacon, itself from the pre 7th century Norse word "loge" (fire, fire giant, god and personification of fire) and the Gaelic "doun", meaning “a hill”.

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