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Origin of the name LAJOUS #france

JOSEPH GODELNIK
 

My cousin's wife was born in France to a Jewish mother and a non-Jewish father whose family name is LAJOUS. Does anyone know the origin of the surname?

 


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Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
According to various French genealogical web sites, "Lajous" is a rare name, only 560 persons born since 1890, mainly in South West counties near Pyrennées mountains and Spanich border.
From "La jus", name given in a mountain village to the house located below the village; as a nickname, applies to the inhabitant of this house.
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & History of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring ( Bund) of France

Dr.Josef ASH
 

from Ludovicus. Luis, Luigy, and many other forms
In Hungarian they pronounse it as Laiosh
Look in Google Laiosh etimology

JPmiaou@...
 

The Hungarian name Lajos never has a 'u' in it, so given that this is in France, I highly doubt that the surname has anything to do with Ludovicus. Since it's in France, I would parse it as La- "the" and -jous (which according to Bernard Flam's post above may have something to do with "below", either literally or figuratively).

Julia
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paveanyu@...
 

Hi Everybody                     11th July 2020

I would like to mention--that as I am Hungarian born, in my view: --Lajous   with a strong probability could be  the Hungarian Lajos.

I wonder, do you have another name, in addition to the Lajos/--as Lajos is a 'first name'    Equal? a variation of LASZLO?--Laci ?

Or in my understanding in a 'Slovak' language--might be  Lagyislav--, with 'Cirril' lettering  ( I do not have on my computer)

As for Ludovicus? I wonder it may mean 'son of Ludov'--.

Best wishes to all

Veronika Pachtinger