Luis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Luis family

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.

Early History of the Luis family

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Luis Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Luis family (pre 1700)

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United States Luis migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Juan Bautista Luis, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Pedro Luis, aged 46, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1818 [1]
  • Joseph Luis, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Luis Luis, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [2]
  • Rasheya Jasmin Luis (b. 1973), Filipino sport shooter at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • 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
  • Pedro Luis Ronchino (1928-2020), Argentine Roman Catholic bishop
  • Carlos Luis Morales Benítez (1965-2020), Ecuadorian journalist and a football goalkeeper
  • José Luis Capón González (1948-2020), Spanish footballer from Madrid who died at the age of 72 from pneumonia resulting from COVID-19
  • Ramón Luis Conde Román (1934-2020), Puerto Rican Major league Baseball player who played 14 games in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox in 1962
  • José Luis Cuerda Martínez (1947-2020), Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer
  • José Luis Brown (1956-2019), Argentine football central defender and coach
  • José Luis Mamone (b. 1982), Argentine footballer from Mar del Plata, Argentina


  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, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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