Last name: LUDWIG

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LUDWIG : This last name is indexed 274,988 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LUDWIG : German and Dutch (of German origin): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements hlūd ‘famous’ + wīg ‘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.

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