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Loui Family History

Loui Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of French Louis or Loué, a nickname from Old French loé ‘famous’, ‘renowned’, or a habitational name from a place in Sarthe named Loué, from the Romano-Gallic estate name Laudiacum.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Loud, Loup, Louis, Lou, Lodi, Look, Loi, Low, Lu, Poli

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Where is the Loui family from?

You can see how Loui families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loui family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loui families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Loui families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Loui's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Loui families in 1911.
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What did your Loui ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Loui. 22% of Loui men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Waiter
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Loui. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Loui. For the veterans among your Loui ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loui lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Loui life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Loui in 1963 was 72, and 66 in 2004.

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