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  • Lewis (deceased)
    I’ve attached homeless Lewises to Placeholder LewisFill in notes FIRST on the profiles attached and then AFTER that merge into correct tree position. Maj. John Lewis, of “Chemokins” & Elizabeth "Isabel...
  • Colonel Aaron Lewis (c.1750 - 1821)
    DAR A 069698, Col. Va. Washigton County Militia.
  • Aaron Lewis
    Aaron Lewis (born April 13, 1972) is an American musician who is best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and founding member of the alternative metal band Staind, with whom he released seve...
  • Abadieh Davis (c.1690 - bef.1753)
    Not the same as Abadiah Floyd concerns This Abadieh is not a daughter of Margaret Lewis . Abadiah is not listed in "father"s 1677 will: Will of WILLIAM DALLATHY, GENT. OF BDOS St. Michaels Pari...
  • Abigail Platt (1760 - 1828)
    Abigail Platt BIRTH 1760 DEATH 19 May 1828 (aged 67–68) BURIAL Old Burying Hill Cemetery Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, USA MEMORIAL ID 189019411 · View Source MEMORIAL PHOTOS 0 FLOWERS 0 Platt...

About the Lewis surname


English (but most common in Wales)

From Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wig ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans.


From an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn).

Irish and Scottish

Reduced 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.


Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.