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Multiple Origins for the Surname Louis


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Louis Early Origins



The surname Louis was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Nancy and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. They held estates in both Lorraine and Brittany but the earliest records are in Lorraine. They were nobility in Lorraine from 1578 to 1724.

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Louis Spelling Variations


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Louis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Louis, Loys, Lews, Luys, Lewey, Lewie, Looie, Luyie, Louyey and many more.

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Louis Early History


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Louis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Louis research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Louis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Louis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Louis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Louis 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:

Louis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Louis, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755
  • Adam Louis, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782
  • Andrew Louis, who landed in New York in 1798

Louis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Louis, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Nicol Louis, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • I Louis, aged 44, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Etienne Louis, who landed in New York, NY in 1835
  • John Philip Louis, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Louis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • E M Louis, who arrived in Pike County, Ind in 1900

Louis Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Le Petit Louis, who landed in Montreal in 1666

Louis Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Louis Louis, who arrived in Montreal in 1747

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Contemporary Notables of the name Louis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Louis (post 1700)



  • Murray Louis (1926-2016), American modern dancer and choreographer who created two works for Rudolph Nureyev
  • Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis -Dreyfus (1961-1989), American seven-time Emmy Award winning actress, comedienne and producer, best known for her work on the comedy series Seinfeld (1989-1998)
  • Virgie L. Louis, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1996
  • Peretha Meredith Louis, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis City 10th District, 1964
  • John Jeffry Louis Jr. (1925-1995), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1981-83
  • Mrs. John J. Louis, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936
  • David R. Louis, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 18th Circuit, 1954-59; Defeated, 1959
  • Joseph T. St. Louis, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury; Elected 1926
  • Carol St. Louis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000 (alternate), 2004
  • Morris Louis (1912-1962), American painter
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Louis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Louis 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 January 2017 at 09:15.

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