Late 16C English Given Names: Notes on Lewis

Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names

Notes on the name Lewis

Lewis: Two instances of Lewis, one of Ludwig, and the one of Lodowick are Welsh. Lewis was commonly and early used as an equivalent of Llywelyn; see (MM, 149). The slightly surprising entries are Ludwig Vaughan, of St. Nicholas, Gloucestershire, and Lodowick ap David ap Meredith, of Dunchurch, Warwickshire, both apparently Welsh.

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