Lewy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lewy family

The surname Lewy was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Nancy and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. They held estates in both Lorraine and Brittany but the earliest records are in Lorraine. They were nobility in Lorraine from 1578 to 1724.

Early History of the Lewy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lewy research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1629 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Lewy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lewy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Louis, Loys, Lews, Luys, Lewey, Lewie, Looie, Luyie, Louyey and many more.

Early Notables of the Lewy family (pre 1700)

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United States Lewy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lewy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Lewy, who landed in Mississippi in 1878 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lewy (post 1700) +

  • Hans Lewy (1904-1988), American mathematician awarded a Wolf Prize in Mathematics in 1986
  • Frederick Henry Lewy (1885-1950), prominent American neurologist
  • Lewy Miall Pattinson (1852-1944), English-born, Australian founder of the firm Washington H. Soul Pattinson in 1903

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Ervin G. Lewy (d. 1912), aged 31, American First Class passenger from Chicago, Illinois who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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