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Ludwig Family History

Ludwig Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hlod ‘fame’ + wig ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Chlodovechus (see Louis), and Ludovicus, which became German Ludwig. This became a hereditary name in the Wittelsbach family, the royal family of Bavaria.

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

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Name Distribution of Ludwig Families

  • Number of Ludwig families
     306 - 610
     103 - 305
     1 - 102
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ludwig families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ludwig families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ludwig Family Origin

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Ludwig Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ludwig

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Ludwig Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Ludwig Civil War Service Records

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