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Laux

Family Ancestors

 

An Introduction

Origins of the Surname

Variations of the Surname

Direct Ancestors

Family Location Information

Source Documents

Website Resources

Family Images Gallery

Contact Information

MY Laux FAMILY

An Introduction

   

          Two generations of this family line are known at this time.  They are Hans Laux, my 10th great-grandfather and his daughter Anna.  It is possible that Hans was born around 1600 in that area of Germany located within the boundaries of Baden-Wurrtemberg. 

     Anna was probably born around 1625.  She married Blasius Schall,II a native of the village of Bonlanden.  Bonlanden is today a part of the municipality of Filderstadt.  Formally named Filderstadt-Bonlanden, it is located in the district of Esslingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.  Our lineage continues through their son Hans Schall born at Bonlanden in 1651.   It is most probable that Anna Laux lived her entire live either in or around Bonlanden. 

Laux

Origins of the Surname*

Laux is a South German surname that most likely originated from a vernacular form of the personal name Lucas which comes from the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’ and compares to Lucio. The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. Compare Luke.

 

In Germany the name variations such as Luasek and Kasek are 12th century surnames of 'Crusader' origins.    Crusader names are those associated with the various expeditions in the 11th and 12th centuries to free the Holy land from the Muslim grip.  All failed, but returning warriors often gave their children names associated with the biblical region. This was one of them. The name may however also be locational, from the town of Luick in Flanders.  There are early recordings of this name in Germany, such as Ulrich der Luk being recorded in Dorfzaum in 1310 and Johannes Lucker in Ehenhem in 1422.  The Laux surname is first found in the village of Geislingen, located in the current German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, where Hans Lux, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1484.

 

Some of the first American settlers of the Laux family name or some of its variants were: Anna Eva Laux, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710; Abraham Laux and his wife Anna Catherine Becker, who were among the early German settlers of Tulpehocken, Pennsylvania in the early eighteenth century, Georg C. Lux, who settled in Philadelphia in 1791.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 Family Facts (Ancestry.com)

Source: SurnameDB: Free database of surname meanings

 

*  Many German names have their roots in the Germanic middle ages. The process of forming family names began around the year 1100 and extended through 1600. All social classes and demographic strata aided in the development of names. First Names (Rufnamen) identified specific persons. Over time the first name began to be applied to the bearer's whole family. At first through verbal usage, family names (Familiennamen) were later fixed through writing. Until the 17th century, first names played a more important role. The earliest family names derived from the first name of the first bearer (Patronym). Later names derived from the place of dwelling and location of the homestead. If a person of family migrated from one place to another they were identified by the place they came from. Of more recent origin are names derived from the vocation of profession of the first bearer. These names comprise the largest group and the most easily recognizable, for they tell what the first bearer did for a living. Another group are names derived from a physical or other characteristic of the first bearer. Finally, there are names that tell you the state or region a first bearer and his family came from; the age old division in tribes and regions (low German, middle German and upper German) is often reflected in names.

Laux

Variations of

 the Surname

The complexity of researching records is compounded by the fact that in many cases an ancestors surname may have been misspelled.  This is especially true when searching census documents. Spelling variations of this family name include: Spelling variations of this family name include: Laux, Lux, Loux, Luchs, Luch, Lauck, Lukart and others.

 

The Soundex system was developed in an effort to assist with identifying spelling variations for a given surname. Soundex is a method of indexing names in the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 US Census, and can aid genealogists in their research.   The Soundex Code for Laux is L200.  Other surnames sharing the C455 Soundex code: LACEY | LACH | LACKEY | LACY | LAKE | LAKEY | LASH | LAUCHU | LAUX | LAWS | LEACH | LEAGUE | LEAK | LEAKE | LEASE | LECK | LECKIE | LEECH | LEEK | LEES | LEGG | LEGGE | LEIGH | LEUCK | LEWIS | LISK | LOCH | LOCK | LOCKE | LOCKEY | LOESCH | LOGUE | LOHSE | LOOK | LOOS | LOSEE | LOSEY | LOSH | LOSS | LOUCKS | LOUGH | LUCE | LUCK | LUCKY | LUCY | LUECK | LUEKE | LUKE | LUSH | LUSK | LUX | LYKE | . 

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Laux

Direct Ancestors

Additional information about my DIRECT ANCESTORS and their

families may be reviewed by clicking on the name LINK(s) below.

NAME

BIRTH / DEATH / LOCATIONS

Hans Laux

Born: c. 1600 in Baden-Wurrtemberg, Germany ??

Died: in Baden-Wurrtemberg, Germany ??

Anna Laux

Born: c. 1625 in Baden-Wurrtemberg, Germany ??

Died: after 1651 in Bonlanden, Esslingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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Laux

Family Location Information

Researching the locations where my ancestors lived has provided me with valuable evidence needed to fill-in the gaps in my family trees.  It has also led me to many interesting facts that enhance the overall picture of each family group.  The names of states and counties on the following list were derived from the known places where the persons in the “Direct Ancestors” list (see above) were born, married, and/or died.

COUNTRY

STATE

COUNTY / SUBDIVISION

GERMANY

BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

Esslingen (Bonlanden)

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ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS

Laux

Source Documents

The documents contained herein have been located during our research of this family, and used as evidence to prove many of the facts contained within the database of this family’s record.

 

     Most of these documents can be considered as primary or secondary.  Primary evidence is usually defined as the best available to prove the fact in question, usually in an original document or record.  Secondary evidence is in essence all that evidence which is inferior in its origin to primary evidence. That does not mean secondary evidence is always in error, but there is a greater chance of error.  Examples of this type of evidence would be a copy of an original record, or oral testimony of a record’s contents.  Published genealogies and family histories are also secondary evidence.

     Classifying evidence as either primary or secondary does not tell anything about its accuracy or ultimate value.  This is especially true of secondary evidence.  Thus it is always a good idea to ask the following questions: (1) How far removed from the original is it, (when it is a copy)?;  (2) What was the reason for the creation of the source which contains this evidence?; and (3) Who was responsible for creating this secondary evidence and what interest did they have in its accuracy?

SOURCE:  Greenwood, Val D., The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 2nd edition, Genealogical Publishing  Co., Baltimore, MD 21202, 1990, pgs. 62-63

 

You are welcome to download any of the documents contained within this archive.

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SOURCE DOCUMENTS

Laux

Website Resources

The following search engine and websites may provide you with additional information to assist with your research about persons with this surname.

 

 

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Laux

 Family Images Gallery

During my research I have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a particular family.  Some of them are presented on this website because I believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

 

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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS and IMAGES

Contact Information

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Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

Email

Snail Mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA