, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It was first found in the province or canton of Vaud. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Diederich Lex, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1787; Henry Lex, who came to Philadelphia in 1807; Charles Lex, who settled in Philadelphia in 1809.