William Lewis

3 September 1769–
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Lewis was born on 3 September 1769, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Lewis, was 31 and his mother, Martha Llewellyn, was 28. He married Wenllian Thomas on 27 November 1792, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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William Lewis
Wenllian Thomas
Marriage: 27 November 1792
William Lewis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1792Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 46
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 54
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 61
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    Sources (2)

    • William in entry for William Lewis, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"
    • William in entry for William Lewis, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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