Loux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the German surname Loux can be traced to Swabia, now the region of Baden-Wurrtemberg. The name may be a diminutive of the personal name Lukas, used as a surname to mean "son of Laux." Alternatively, the name may be of nickname origin, deriving from the German word "Luchs," meaning "lynx." In this case, the name would have been first borne by someone with keen eyesight.

Early Origins of the Loux family

The surname Loux was first found in the village of Geislingen, where Hans Lux, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1484. The name spread throughout Swabia during its earliest years, eventually emerging in other regions of Germany as well.

Important Dates for the Loux family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loux research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1555, 1568, 1612, 1642, 1773, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Loux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loux Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laux, Lux, Loux, Luchs, Luch, Lauck, Lukart and others.

Early Notables of the Loux family (pre 1700)

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Loux migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • De Loux, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
  • Jacques De Loux, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Loux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Loux, aged 7, who settled in America from Rothan, Germany, in 1907
  • Martha Loux, aged 10, who landed in America from Rothan, Germany, in 1907
  • Sophie Loux, aged 38, who landed in America from Rothan, Germany, in 1907
  • Lea Loux, aged 5, who immigrated to the United States from Bothon, Germany, in 1909
  • Maurice Loux, aged 10, who immigrated to America from Bothon, Germany, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Loux (post 1700)

  • Shane A. Loux (b. 1979), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Claire Loux (1919-2000), American songwriter and poet
  • Sheryl Loux, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1988 [2]
  • S. J. Loux, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 46th District, 1980 [2]
  • Ryan Nicholas Le Loux (b. 1984), Australian cricketer

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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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