John Francis Lewis

about 1844–
Crickhowell, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Francis

When John Francis Lewis was born about 1844, in Crickhowell, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Lewis, was 51 and his mother, Margaret Jones, was 48. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Jane Thomas.

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Family Time Line

John Francis Lewis
1844–
Jane Thomas
1848–
Frederick Lewis
1875–
William Abraham Lewis
1877–
Reginald Herbert Lewis
1879–1969
Emma Catherine Lewis
1881–
Florence Eveline Lewis
1883–1971
Frances Jane Lewis
1885–1950
Gwladys Lewis
1887–

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World Events (8)

1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
Age 6
Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
Age 23
The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
1884
Age 40
Art Nouveau 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.

Possible Related Names

Laws
Lewison
McGlew
Lowis

Sources (3)

  • John Lewis, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Lewis, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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