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The nationality of Lewis may be very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Lewis may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname came about naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a craft, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Lewis Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Lewis come may come from a craft, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these craft-based last names might be a profession in some other language. This is why it is useful to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many western names like Lewis originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Lewis were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Lewis. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Lewis surname are important to understanding the history of the name. Surnames like Lewis transform in their spelling as they travel across villages, family branches, and countries over time.

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