The surname Lewis is of English origin.Lewis is an old Anglo-French form of the Old Frankish Hludwig ‘loud battle’,latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus,gallicized as Clovis or Clouis.It was a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements ‘hlod’ fame and ‘wig’ war.This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty,recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus.The Welsh used Lewis as an Anglicanism of Llewelyn,it was also adopted by people of Jewish descent as a substitute for Levi.In Ireland the name was an anglicization of the Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lugaidh’.It is derived from Lugh ‘Brightness’,which was the name of a Celtic God.In Scotland the surname was taken as a Gaelicized form of Lewie,a pet form of the given name Lewis.Many Cristian names are used as family names without change or addition of any patronymic element.In America Lewis ‘hear,fight’ is the second most common of these surnames.The name dates back to the early eleventh century,were a Lowis le Briton is recorded in historical archives.One of the founding fathers to brin… Coat of arms: Argent,a dragon’s head and neck,erased …
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