William Lewis

Maleabout 1665–

Brief Life History of William

When William Lewis was born about 1665, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Lewis, was 27 and his mother, Mrs. William Lewis, was 27. He married Martha Cantin on 20 April 1690, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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William Lewis
1665–
Martha Cantin
1676–
Marriage: 20 April 1690
Edward Lewis
1698–

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  • Marriage
    20 April 1690England, United Kingdom
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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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