When Minerva Lewis was born on 12 November 1896, in Hayes, Nebraska, United States, her father, John Lewis, was 46 and her mother, Callie Louisa Rosa, was 34. She married Charles Arthur Seymour in March 1927, in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in United States in 1949 and Cambridge, Furnas, Nebraska, United States in 1967. She died on 19 June 1977, in Oxford, Furnas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Palisade Cemetery, Palisade, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States.
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.
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