Lodwig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Lodwig family

The surname Lodwig was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1221 when William de Lodwick held lands.

Important Dates for the Lodwig family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lodwig research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1364, 1455, 1487, 1619, 1694, 1658, 1724 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Lodwig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lodwig Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lodwick, Ludwick, Ludwig, Lodwig, Lodwyck and many more.

Early Notables of the Lodwig family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Francis Lodwick (or Lodowick) (1619-1694), an English merchant living in London of Flemish origin. He was a pioneer of priori languages (known at that time as 'philosophical language'.) While he had no formal education, he was...
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Lodwig migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lodwig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Antony Lodwig, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lodwig (post 1700)

  • Gareth Lodwig Wardell (b. 1944), British Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Gower (1982-1997)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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