When Alva Tippets Lewis was born on 22 November 1846, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States, his father, James Stapleton Lewis, was 32 and his mother, Anna Jones, was 36. He married Alice Elizabeth Gorle on 28 April 1865, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Albion, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Oxford, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 8 June 1921, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, 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.
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