Louis Family History
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