Audrey M. Lewis

Brief Life History of Audrey M.

When Audrey M. Lewis was born on 27 November 1909, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, William Alfred Larson, was 40 and her mother, Lida Josephine Gilbertson, was 31. She married Ralph B Sortedahl on 29 November 1941, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. She lived in Red Lake Falls Township, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States in 1950 and North West, South Africa in 2000. She died on 1 March 2000, in Red Lake Falls, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Red Lake Falls, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States.

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Ralph B Sortedahl
Audrey M. Lewis
Marriage: 29 November 1941

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  • Audrey M Sortedahl, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Audrey M Sortedahl, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Audrey Sortedahl Lewis, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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Self-governing Union of South Africa established within British Commonwealth.

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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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