Morgan Lewis

1728–
Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Morgan

When Morgan Lewis was born in 1728, in Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Rowland Lewis, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Thomas, was 22. He married Jane Evans about 1751. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Morgan Lewis
1728–
Jane Evans
1730–
Marriage: 1751
Lewis Lewis
1746–
Margaret Lewis
1749–
Mary Lewis
1749–
William Lewis
1751–
Morgan Lewis
1754–

Spouse and Children

Children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(4)

World Events (3)

1815
Age 87
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823
Age 95
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
Age 103
Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

Name Meaning

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced 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.

Possible Related Names

Llewellyn
Aloisio
Clewis
Clews
Clovis
De Vico
Lewison
Luce
McCloy
Milloy
Pierre-Louis
St. Louis

Sources (1)

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

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