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The Lou surname is derived from the Flemish/Dutch word "loo," which refers to a wet, wooded area. The name was most likely originally a topographic name for someone, who lived in such a place. The word "loo" is also a common compound in place names, the most famous of which is Waterloo, in Brabant, Belgium.

Lou Early Origins



The surname Lou was first found in various feudal states of the Middle Ages that today make up Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Lou Spelling Variations


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Lou Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loo, Van Loo, Lou, Van Lou and others.

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Lou Early History


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Lou Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lou research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1489, 1614, 1684 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Lou History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lou Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lou Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lou Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lou Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Michel Lou, who arrived in New York in 1709

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lou (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lou (post 1700)



  • Bonnie Lou (1924-2015), born Mary Joan Kath, an American musical pioneer, one of first female rock and roll singers, inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame

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Lou Family Crest Products


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Lou Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Lou Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lou Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 08:37.

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