A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Ludewick, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia
, known for its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire
, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
and East Prussia
. The Ludewick family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany
. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia
had incorporated East Prussia
, West Prussia
and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the German Unification
Early Origins of the Ludewick family
The surname Ludewick was first found in Brandenburg, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. "Ludwig" was very popular as a first name through the fame of many kings and princes bearing this name. Indeed, as a first name it can be traced as far back as the West-Franconian "Chlodovech," who was the founder of Frankenreich in 486. Often it was taken as a last name by those who served one of the many King Ludwigs.
Early History of the Ludewick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ludewick research.Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1700, 1725, 1200, 1227, 1579, 1650, 1813, 1816 and 1895 are included under the topic Early Ludewick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ludewick Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ludwig, Ludwick, Luedwick, Ludwich, Lutwich, Lutwig, Lutwick, Ludewig and many more.
Early Notables of the Ludewick family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Ludewick at this time were Count Ludwig von Thuringia, of the Ludowinger dynasty (1200-1227), known as Ludwig the Holy, who was the son of the Landgrave Hermann and the husband of St. Elisabeth. He died on the way to the crusades... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ludewick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ludewick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anton Ludwig, who came to America in 1709 along with a number of other bearers of this name. They include Henrich Ludwig, Henry Ludwig with his wife and two children, Johan Ludwig, with his wife and four children, and John Ludwig with his wife and three children. Members of the Ludwig family who emigrated to Texas include August Ludwig in 1849.