When Martha Lewis was born on 1 June 1826, in Hakin, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, David Lewis, was 38 and her mother, Ann Nicholas, was 31. She married John Fereday on 23 October 1845, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 28 December 1894, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, 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.
Martha Lewis Bird (1826) A recollection by Anna Eliza McBride Barrus My grandmother, Martha Lewis, the daughter of David Lewis end Ann Nickolson, was born 1 June 1826, in Milford Pembrokes, Wales. …
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