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Lewis Family History & Genealogy

295,199 biographies and 427 photos with the Lewis last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Lewis family members.
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Lewis Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Jun 30, 2022

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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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.

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