Richard Lewis

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Lewis was christened on 26 June 1799, in Westbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Thomas Lewis, was 28 and his mother, Mary Davies, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Richard Thomas Lewis
1771–
Mary Davies
1772–
Robert Lewis
1793–1872
Mary Lewis
1797–
John Lewis
1798–1871
Richard Lewis
1799–
Thomas Lewis
1802–
Francis Lewis
1803–

Sources (1)

  • Richard Lewis, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

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.

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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