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Louis Name Meaning

French Walloon West Indian (mainly Haiti) and German: from the French personal name Louis derived from an ancient Germanic name (the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty) composed of the elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This is recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus (see Ludwig ) and Chlodovechus which became Old French Clovis Louis a name borne by many French kings. Louis IX (1214–70) a King of France from 1226–70 is revered as a Catholic and Anglican saint; the cities of St. Louis in MO St. Louis in MI San Luis in AR and San Luis in CO are among the many places called after thim. This surname is by far most common in Haiti. Compare Lewis . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 雷(see Lei ) and 盧 (see Lu ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lois, Clovis, Loui, Louise, Luis, Boris, Buis, Loris, Bois, Bouie

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Where is the Louis family from?

You can see how Louis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Louis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Louis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 398 Louis families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Louis's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Louis families in 1891.
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What did your Louis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Louis. 15% of Louis men worked as a Farmer and 76% of Louis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Louis were Able Seaman and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    15%
  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Furniture Salesman
    8%
  • Able Seaman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Passenger Lists

There are 32,000 immigration records available for the last name Louis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Louis. For the veterans among your Louis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Louis lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Louis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Louis in 1946 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

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