Lewis Lewis

Male1816–8 September 1824

Brief Life History of Lewis

When Lewis Lewis was born in 1816, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Lewis, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Thomas, was 22. He died on 8 September 1824, in his hometown, at the age of 8, and was buried in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.

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William Lewis
Margaret Thomas
Anne Lewis
John Lewis
May Lewis
Lewis Lewis
David Lewis
Thomas Lewis
John Lewis
Thomas Lewis
Mary Lewis
David Lewis
Elizabeth Lewis
David Lewis
Charlotte Lewis
Mary Lewis
William William Lewis
Thomas E. Lewis

Sources (1)

  • Lewis Lewis, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .

Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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