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The distinguished surname Luis has its origins in Spain. However, it appears to have been derived from the Germanic Lodowicus, which is composed of the elements "hlod," meaning "fame" and "wig," meaning "war."

Luis Early Origins



The surname Luis was first found in Aragon, in the northeastern region of the Iberian peninsula. Luis was the surname of a very noble family, proceeding from Aragon, but originating from France. One of the earliest references to this name is a record of Bartolome Luis, who entered the Infantry of the Royal Army in the year 1867.

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Luis Spelling Variations


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Luis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Luisi, Luis and others.

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Luis Early History


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Luis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luis research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Luis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Luis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Luis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Luis 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:

Luis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carlos Luis, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Juan Bautista Luis, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Pedro Luis, aged 46, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1818
  • Joseph Luis, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Luis Luis, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Luis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Luis (post 1700)



  • Juan Francisco Luis (1940-2011), American politician, Lieutenant Governor of Virgin Islands, 1975-78; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1978-86
  • Antonio Luis, doctor and teacher of medicine and philosophy and Inspector of military hospitals, he invented curved scissors and a flat knife which was used in surgery

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Luis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Luis 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 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

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