Origin of the name LODEWIJK.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name LODEWIJK.
Dutch form of German Ludwig
(q.v.), from Hlodwig
(q.v.), meaning "famous war."
so called from the name of a Dutch family who for 130 years were engaged
in the business of book-selling and printing, and whose name is
identified with accurate and beautiful typography. The first was
Lodewijk Elzevir, who started business at Leyden in 1580, and who before
1617 had published 150 works. His five sons all followed the same
trade.... (Nothing But
Names, Gardiner, 1899).