Louis Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Louis, derived from a Germanic personal name (the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty) composed of the elements hlod ‘fame’ + wig ‘war’. This is recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus (see Ludwig), and Chlodovechus, which became Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, a name borne by many French kings.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lois, Clovis, Loui, Louise, Luis, Boris, Buis, Loris, Bois, Bouie

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Louis Family Origin

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Louis Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    3%
  • Licensed Victualler

    3%
  • Agent For English Foreign Pictures

    1%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    1%

In 1881, the most common Louis occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Louis's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Louis family was Agricultural Labourer. Labourer, Licensed Victualler and Agent For English Foreign Pictures were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Louis.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Louis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Louis in 1946 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Louis

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