. However, it appears to have been derived from the Germanic Lodowicus, which is composed of the elements "hlod," meaning "fame" and "wig," meaning "war."
, in the northeastern region of the Iberian peninsula. Luisi was the surname of a very noble family, proceeding from Aragon, but originating from France. One of the earliest references to this name is a record of Bartolome Luis, who entered the Infantry of the Royal Army in the year 1867.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ines Luis who immigrated to the Spanish Main in 1561; Catalina Luis who came to New Spain
in 1569; and Ines Luis who arrived in Peru in 1592 with his family. Among later settlers were Juan Bautista Luis who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1816.