When Samuel Jackson Lewis was born on 10 March 1860, in Iowa, United States, his father, William Blackstock Lewis, was 33 and his mother, Susan Elizabeth Wheeler, was 31. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Sarah Ann Zigler. He lived in Union Township, Union, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Creston, Union, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. He died on 12 April 1914, at the age of 54, and was buried in Creston, Union, Iowa, 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.