Lewis Family History & Genealogy

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Lewis Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Feb 07, 2021

History

THE LEWIS’S COME TO THE NEW WORLD

In 1605, Sir William Lewis was sent to the New World by King James to raise cotton for Britain in what would become the state of South Carolina. Taking his brothers with him, he conveniently left a wife and five daughters behind.

Name Origin

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Spellings & Pronunciations

Lewis was also spelled Louis and in Scotland instead of Lewis the name was McClary

Nationality & Ethnicity

Lewis is English in origin and AngloSaxxon ethnicity

Famous People named Lewis

Merriweather Lewis was an explorer
Isaac Lewis was a Colonel on the Rebel side of the Civil War
Walker Lewis lived in the lost state Franklin

Early Lewises

These are the earliest records we have of the Lewis family.

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1270 - Unknown
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1478 - Unknown
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1560 - Aug 21, 1657
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1574 - 1645
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1590 - May 4, 1616
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1594 - Aug 21, 1657
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1610 - c. January 1680
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1645 - c. 1710
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1660 - Apr 22, 1735
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1671 - 1699

Lewis Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Lewis Biographies

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1867 - Unknown
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Apr 13, 1916 - Dec 5, 1992
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Feb 26, 1935 - May 14, 2011
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Oct 3, 1942 - June 1969
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Dec 3, 1937 - Feb 5, 2011
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Jun 3, 1934 - May 15, 1996
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Mar 29, 1912 - October 1985
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Oct 14, 1897 - March 1982
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Apr 11, 1914 - Oct 2, 2005
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Mar 7, 1928 - Apr 27, 2000
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Jan 1, 1935 - Jul 22, 2011
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Feb 5, 1905 - February 1984
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Jun 18, 1934 - May 12, 1999
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Apr 1, 1884 - August 1964
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c. 1963 - Unknown
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c. 1954 - Unknown
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c. 1974 - Unknown
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Oct 30, 1957 - Apr 7, 1979
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c. 1925 - Unknown

Lewis Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Lewis family member is 69.3 years old according to our database of 199,194 people with the last name Lewis that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.3 years

Oldest Lewises

These are the longest-lived members of the Lewis family on AncientFaces.

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Feb 24, 1836 - Mar 6, 1958
122 years
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Feb 14, 1851 - May 1972
121 years
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Feb 19, 1862 - May 1977
115 years
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Jul 2, 1882 - Jul 26, 1997
115 years
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May 4, 1879 - December 1990
111 years
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Dec 26, 1867 - October 1979
111 years
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Apr 30, 1874 - February 1985
110 years
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Mar 18, 1884 - Oct 15, 1993
109 years
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Aug 1, 1876 - December 1985
109 years
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Jul 21, 1885 - Aug 21, 1994
109 years

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