Re: origin of surname Loizou
Lauto (Laudo, Laudus, Lô)St Loizos --Saint day=Sept 22.
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Bishop of Coutances in France for forty years (528-568) His estate became the village of Saint-Lô.
Saint Laud of Coutances, also known as Saint Lô, is a Christian/Greek and Latin Orthodox saint.
He was born in Courcy, near Coutances, in the 6th century and became bishop of Coutances around 525 528. The town of Briovere, associated with the saint, took his name and is now Saint-Lô in Normandy.
As a healing saint, he is invoked for maladies of the eyes and especially blindness. The reputed healing spring at Courcy dedicated to him is a site of pilgrimage