Thomas Lewis

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Lewis was born in 1790, in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Lewis, was 30 and his mother, Jess Griffeths, was 26.

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David Lewis
1761–1815
Jess Griffeths
1765–
Jemima Lewis
1787–1867
John Lewis
1787–1855
Elizabeth Lewis
1787–
Thomas Lewis
1790–
Anne Lewis
1793–
David Lewis
1793–
William Lewis
1796–
Susanna Lewis
1798–
David Lewis
1800–

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    World Events (3)

    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.

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

    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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