Origins Available: Welsh-Alt
The roots of the Celtic name of Lewiss lie amid the rugged landscape of Wales
. This old, proud name is from the personal name Lewis
, an Anglicized form of the Welsh
name Llewellyn. This name is often explained as meaning "lion-like," but is in fact probably derived from the Welsh
word "llyw," which means "leader." Alternatively, the name Lewis
is also an Anglo-French form of the Old Frankish name Hludwig, which means "loud battle."
Early Origins of the Lewiss family
The surname Lewiss was first found in Glamorganshire
(Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales
, anciently part of the Welsh
kingdom of Glywysing, where the family held a seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Lewiss family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lewiss research.Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 189 and are included under the topic Early Lewiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lewiss Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lewis
, Lewiss, Lewess, Lews, Llewys, Llewis, Lewwis, Llewess and many more.
Early Notables of the Lewiss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lewiss family to Ireland
Some of the Lewiss family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lewiss family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lewiss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William H Lewiss, who arrived in Mississippi in 1856 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)