Lewis
Never been here before, but could anyone tell me where the last name Lewis originated from (because I know it's not Tennessee, USA)?Thanks!Michelle (Mo6)
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I think that the name generally originates in the Latin Ludovicus, which became Louis. But I there is another form of the name derived from Levis, which in turn is derived from the Hebrew Levi.
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Mainly Welsh in origin. Have a look at this page -http://www.spatial-literacy.org/UCLnames/Map.aspx?name=LEWIS&year=1881&altyear=1998&country=GB&type=nameAlthough Lewis is another spelling of Louis some believe it was adopted by the Welsh as an English language equivalent of Llewelyn.
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