Thank you for your time, yes I also read about the "famous warrior" and Llewelyn
I did a reply to Vera earlier but I forgot to copy to the list, my apologies
Here is what I sent earlier
The Will I'm looking at is dated 1431 and all in Latin and having looked again and
again at the way certain letters have been written elsewhere in the document it looks very
much like it has been written as Ludowicus, the "w" looked like two
"e" or "L" and the "c" was joined to the "u"
making it look like an "a"which totally threw me, hence the question I asked on
It's part of my project not actual family, curiosity got the better of me to have a
look at it, look at it I shall but read it that's somewhat beyond me although I have
picked out words and put them into a Latin-English online translator and they do fit
wording that would be used in this context
Thanks again for your input, appreciated
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jill Muir" <jill(a)shottle.plus.com>
To: "Kevin Edwards" <kc.edwards(a)btinternet.com>, "DYFED"
Sent: Thursday, 30 December, 2010 09:55:10 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal
Subject: RE: [Dyfed] Latin Names
I was told years ago by an archivist that the name Ludovicus [meaning
'Famous Warrior' ] appearing in a Welsh parish register meant Llewellyn,
which is often abbreviated to Lewis isn't it?
Looking on the web I see that it in France this is Louis so could Louisa be
what you need?
The meaning of the name Louisa is Famous Warrior
The origin of the name Louisa is English
Alternate spellings: Luisa
- an online history of Kingston Bagpuize & area.
From: dyfed-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Kevin Edwards
Sent: 29 December 2010 17:30
Subject: [Dyfed] Latin Names
Can anyone help or throw in some suggestions on the following query ,
The latin name Ludovicus is sometimes translated as Lewis are there any
other latin formats of Ludovicus or even a possible female variant that
anyone has come across