Origins Available: Welsh-Alt, Welsh
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 Llewis family
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 Llewis family
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Llewis Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lewis, Lewiss, Lewess, Lews, Llewys, Llewis, Lewwis, Llewess and many more.
Early Notables of the Llewis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Llewis family to Ireland
Some of the Llewis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Llewis family to the New World and Oceana
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