this old posting on rootsweb has lots of thoughts on your subject - the Welsh surnames
link is defunct, but I checked the archive, and it has nothing extra to add.
plus the following might be useful, see url below.
Ludwig or Hludwig (German),
Ludovic, shortened form of Ludovicus - the -us just = male ending.
Louise / Louisa
LOUIZA english varian of Louise.
LODWICK, Lodewick and other spellings which is a common surname in Ceredigion - I have a
dim recollection (tombstone inscription) of a Lodwick Lodwick
PS all extracted (except Lodwick surname) from
--- On Wed, 29/12/10, Kevin Edwards <kc.edwards(a)btinternet.com> wrote:
From: Kevin Edwards <kc.edwards(a)btinternet.com>
Subject: [Dyfed] Latin Names
To: "DYFED" <DYFED(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Wednesday, 29 December, 2010, 17:30
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
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