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Lewes Surname Origin
(Locality). An ancient town in Sussex, England, derived from the Welsh Lluaws, a multitude, a populous place. This town was formerly surrounded by walls, vestiges of which are still visible, and on the summit of a hill are the remains of its ancient castle.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Lewes Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Lewes Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes