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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.

Loux Early Origins



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.

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Loux Spelling Variations


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Loux Spelling Variations



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

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Loux Early History


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Loux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loux research. Another 168 words (12 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.

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Loux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loux 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:

Loux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • De Loux, who landed in America in 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jacques De Loux, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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 emigrated to the United States from Bothon, Germany, in 1909
  • Maurice Loux, aged 10, who emigrated to America from Bothon, Germany, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loux (post 1700)


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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
  • S. J. Loux, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 46th District, 1980
  • Ryan Nicholas Le Loux (b. 1984), Australian cricketer

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Loux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loux 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.

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