William Lewis

Brief Life History 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
1769–
Wenllian Thomas
1774–
Marriage: 27 November 1792
William Lewis
1793–

Sources (3)

  • William Lewis, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"
  • 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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World Events (6)

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1830

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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