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Lewis Surname Origin
In the French, Louis; Latin, Ludovicus; Teutonic, Ludwig or Leodwig, from the Saxon Leod, the people, and wic, a castle--the safeguard of the people. Lluaws, Welsh, signifies a multitude.
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.
Lewis Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Lewis 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