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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


Similar surnames: Ludwin, Ludwick, Rudi, Litwin, Ludewig, Ludin, Ladwig, Lustig, Ladig

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Ludwig Family Origin

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Ludwig Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Ludwig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Ludwig's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ludwig. A less common occupation for the Ludwig family was Carpenter.

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Ludwig Historical Records

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Ludwig Life Expectancy

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Famous Ludwig Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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