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Lewis Family name Pronunciation Lewis Region of origin Normandy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. Related names Lewes, Louis, Luis Footnotes: [1 ] Lewis is a surname in the English language. It has several independent origins.
One of origins of the surname, in England and Wales, is from the Norman
personal name Lowis, Lodovicus. This name is composed of the Germanic elements hlod and wig, meaning "fame" and "war". The name developed into the Old French Clovis, Clouis, ; as well as into the Louis German . The name Lowis spread to England through the Ludwig Normans. Lewis has since become confused with other unrelated names. One such name is in Llywelyn Welsh which has been Anglicised into Lewis, with among the earliest examples being the Lewis family of Glamorgan in the 1540s. Another is the [2 ] Gaelic surname Mac Lughaidh, meaning "son of Lughaidh", which has also been Anglicised as Lewis. The surname Lewis is also an Americanization of several like-sounding Jewish surnames, such as " [3 ] Levi."
Lewis is the 23rd-most common surname in the United Kingdom.
[4 ] List of people having surname Lewis [edit ] Music [edit ] Aaron Lewis, American singer Andrew Lewis (composer), English composer of acousmatic music Andy Lewis (bassist), Australian musician Ann Lewis, Japanese singer Archie Lewis, Jamaican singer Barbara Lewis, American singer Blake Lewis (born 1981), Season six on American Idol Bob Lewis (musician), musician Bobby Lewis, American singer C.J. Lewis, British reggae singer Donna Lewis, Welsh singer-songwriter Edward Lewis (Decca) (died 1980), founder of Decca Records Edythe Lewis, American DJ and politician Ephraim Lewis (1968–1994), British soul/neo-soul and R&B singer and songwriter. Furry Lewis, American blues guitarist Gary Lewis (musician) (born 1946), American musician George Lewis (clarinetist) (1900–1968), New Orleans jazz musician George Lewis (trombonist) (born 1952), jazz trombone player and composer Glenn Lewis, Canadian singer Herbie Lewis, American jazz bassist Huey Lewis, American musician and singer Jayce Lewis, Welsh Musician/Solo Artist Jeannie Lewis, Australian musician Jeffrey Lewis American singer/songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis, American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and pianist Jenny Lewis, American singer John Lewis (pianist), the jazz pianist Jona Lewie, English singer Jon Peter Lewis, American singer Josh Lewis (guitarist), American guitarist Laurie Lewis, American bluegrass musician Leona Lewis (born 1985), English singer Linda Lewis, British singer Linda Gail Lewis, American musician Meade Lux Lewis, American pianist and composer Mel Lewis, American jazz drummer Mike Lewis (musician), Welsh guitarist for Lostprophets Morgan Lewis (songwriter), songwriter Noah Lewis, American jug band musician Oliver Lewis (violinist), British violinist Olivia Lewis, Maltese singer Paul Lewis (composer), English light music composer Peter Scott Lewis, American composer Phil Lewis, English-American singer Ray Lewis (singer), singer for The Drifters Richard Lewis (tenor), English tenor Ryan Lewis (DJ), frequent collaborator with Macklemore Shaznay Lewis, English singer-songwriter Smiley Lewis, musician Steve Lewis (musician), American jazz pianist Ted Lewis (musician) (1890–1971), American band leader Terry Lewis, R&B writer and producer with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Thomas Christopher Lewis (1833–1915), of leading British pipe organ builder Lewis & Co Tom Lewis (songwriter), Canadian folksinger/songwriter Yvonne John Lewis, English singer Terence Lewis, choreographer and art director Television and film [edit ] Al Lewis (actor), American actor Andrea Lewis (born 1985), Canadian actress Avi Lewis, Canadian television journalist and documentary filmmaker Charlotte Lewis, English actress Damian Lewis, English actor Dan Lewis (newsreader), Seattle-based Newsreader Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor David Lewis (actor), American actor Dawnn Lewis, American actress Diana Lewis, American Actress Emmanuel Lewis, American actor Francine Lewis, a British actress, model, television presenter and impressionist Forrest Lewis, American actor Gary Lewis (actor) Scottish actor Geoffrey Lewis (actor), American actor George Lewis (journalist), broadcast journalist at NBC News Harry Lewis (actor), actor Herschell Gordon Lewis, American film director Howard Lew Lewis, English actor and comedian Ida Lewis, Canadian actress Jason Lewis, American actor Jerry Lewis, American comic actor and director Jenifer Lewis, American actress Jenna Lewis, American contestant on Survivor: Pulau Tiga Johnny Lewis, American actor Joseph Lewis, American film director Judy Lewis, American actress Juliette Lewis, American actress Martin Lewis (humorist), English humorist/producer/writer/TV host Martyn Lewis (journalist), British newsreader Mary Jane Lewis, married name of Mary Jane Croft (1916–1999), American actress Matthew Lewis (actor), English actor Phill Lewis, American actor Richard Lewis (comedian), American comedian and actor Richard J. Lewis, TV and film director Robert Lewis (actor), American actor Robert Q. Lewis, American actor and game show host Sharon Lewis, Canadian television personality Stephen Lewis (actor), English actor Tamasin Day-Lewis, English television chef Ted Lewis (voice actor), voice actor Vicki Lewis, American actress Victor Lewis-Smith, British TV critic and humorist Terence Lewis, Indian films choreographer and art director Sports [edit ] Lewis (baseball), baseball player Adrian Lewis, English darts player Adey Lewis, English boxer of the 1990s and 2000s Alan Lewis, Irish cricketer and rugby referee Allan Lewis (baseball), professional baseball player Ashton Lewis, Jr., American driver Bernie Lewis, Welsh footballer Bill Lewis (football), American football coach Billy Lewis (footballer) (1864–1935), Welsh international footballer Robert B. Lewis, Thoroughbred racehorse owner Brad Alan Lewis, American rower Brian M. Lewis, American athlete Bryn Lewis, Wales international rugby player Carl Lewis, American athlete Chad Lewis, American football player Charles Lewis (footballer), English football player Chris Lewis (tennis player), New Zealand tennis player Chris Lewis (cricketer), England international and county cricketer Colby Lewis, baseball player D. D. Lewis (linebacker b. 1945), (born 1945) retired American football player D. D. Lewis (linebacker b. 1979), (born 1979) active American football player Dai Lewis (1866–1943), Wales international rugby player Dale Lewis, Australian Rules footballer Dan Lewis (footballer), Welsh football player Daniel Lewis (volleyball), Canadian volleyball player Darren Lewis, American baseball player Darryll Lewis, American football player Dave Lewis (American football player), retired National Football League linebacker Dave Lewis (hockey), Canadian hockey coach Denise Lewis, British heptathlete Desmond Lewis, Jamaican cricketer Duffy Lewis, American baseball player Ed Lewis (wrestler), American wrestler Eddie Lewis (American soccer player), American football (soccer) player Eddie Lewis (English footballer), English football (soccer) player Edward John Lewis, Wales international rugby union player Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Bahamian runner Fred Lewis, American baseball player Fred Lewis (handball) (born 1947), American handball player George Lewis (rugby), rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and '30s for Pontypool RFC (RU), for Wales (RL), and St. Helens George Lewis (rugby league), rugby league footballer of the 1920s, '30s and '40s for Castleford Grant Lewis, American NHL ice hockey player Greg Lewis (wide receiver), American football player Guy Lewis, American basketball coach Harry Lewis (boxer), American boxer Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer Herbie Lewis (hockey), Canadian hockey player Jackie Lewis, British racing driver Jamal Lewis, American football player Jensen Lewis, American baseball player Jim Lewis (racehorse owner), owner of racehorse Best Mate Jimi Lewis, English hockey player Joe Lewis (footballer), English footballer John Henry Lewis (1914–1974), boxer Jon Lewis, English cricketer Kevin Lewis (football player), American football linebacker Kirstin Jean Lewis, South African archer Lennox Lewis, English boxer Leo Lewis, American football player Lionel Lewis, Singaporean footballer Luke Lewis, Australian rugby league player M. Lewis, Surrey cricketer Maia Lewis, New Zealand cricketer Mark Lewis (Arena Football League), American football player Mark Lewis (baseball), American baseball player Mark Lewis-Francis, British athlete Martin Lewis (basketball), American basketball player Martyn Lewis (badminton), British badminton player Marvin Lewis, American football coach Mick Lewis, Australian cricketer Michael Lewis (safety), American Football player for the San Francisco 49ers Michael Lewis (wide receiver), American Football player for the New Orleans Saints Mo Lewis, American football player Oliver Lewis, American jockey Panama Lewis (born 1945), American boxing trainer Percy "Plum" Lewis, South African cricketer Percy Lewis (born 1927), Trinidad and Tobago/British boxer of the 1950s and '60s Rashard Lewis, American basketball player Rawl Lewis, Grenadian cricketer Ray Lewis (American football) (born 1975), American football player Ray Lewis (runner), Canadian athlete Reg Lewis, English footballer Reggie Lewis (1965–1993), American basketball player Ricky Lewis, American soccer player Roderick Lewis, American football player Scott Lewis (left-handed pitcher), American baseball player Stacy Lewis (born 1985), American golfer Steve Lewis (athlete), American athlete Stuart Lewis-Evans, British Formula One driver Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete Ted "Kid" Lewis (Gershon Mendeloff), English world champion Hall of Fame welterweight boxer Trey Lewis, NFL Defensive Tackle Thomas Lewis (football) (born 1972), American football wide receiver in the NFL Tim Lewis, American football player Thyron Lewis, American football player Tony Lewis, Welsh cricketer Trevor Lewis, American hockey player Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league player Wilf Lewis (1903–1976), Welsh international footballer Literature [edit ] Alun Lewis, poet of the Anglo-Welsh school Anthony Lewis, American writer Beverly Lewis, American Christian fiction novelist and children's author C. S. Lewis, Irish academic and writer Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet Charles Lewis (journalist), founder of the Center for Public Integrity D. B. Wyndham-Lewis, British columnist and literary editor D. F. Lewis, English writer Edna Lewis, American cook and writer Edward Gardner Lewis, American publisher Eiluned Lewis, Welsh writer Hilda Lewis, British writer Janet Lewis, American writer Linda Lewis (author), British author Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775–1818), British Gothic novelist Michael Lewis (author), non-fiction author Michael Lewis (naval historian) (1890–1970) Miles Marshall Lewis, American writer Naomi Lewis, British poet and children's writer Richard W. Lewis, literary critic and biographer Roger Lewis, British biographer Saunders Lewis, Welsh writer Sinclair Lewis, American novelist Ted Lewis (writer) (1940–1982), English crime novelist Titus Lewis, Welsh Calvinist and writer Warren Lewis, brother of C. S. Lewis Wendy Lewis, Australian author Wyndham Lewis, American-British modernist artist and writer Modelling [edit ] Business [edit ] Politics [edit ] Andrew Lewis (Canadian politician), contemporary Canadian politician Andrew L. Lewis, Jr., American politician Arthur Lewis (English politician), former MP for Newham, North West Clive Derby-Lewis, South African politician Daurene Lewis, Canadian politician David Lewis (politician) (1909–1981), Russian-born Canadian lawyer and politician David P. Lewis, American politician David R. Lewis, American politician Dixon Hall Lewis, American politician Doug Lewis, Canadian politician Edmund H. Lewis (1884–1972), Chief Judge of the NY Court of Appeals 1953–1954 Elliott Lewis, Australian politician Eugene Lewis, American political scientist Evan Lewis (politician), American politician Fielding Lewis, brother-in-law of George Washington Francis Lewis (1713–1803), American merchant and politician Fred E. Lewis (1865–1949), US Congressman from Pennsylvania and Mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania George Cornewall Lewis (1806–1863), British statesman J. Hamilton Lewis, American politician Helmar Lewis, American politician Herbert Lewis, British politician Ivan Lewis, British politician James A. Lewis, American libertarian politician James T. Lewis, politician Jerry Lewis, American politician John F. Lewis (1818–1895), American farmer and politician John Bower Lewis, Canadian politician John Lewis (politician), American civil rights activist John Wood Lewis, Sr., American politician Julian Lewis, British politician Kenneth Lewis, British politician Loran L. Lewis (1825–1916), New York politician and judge Mary Parker Lewis, American political consultant and activist Merton E. Lewis, NY State Attorney General 1917–1918 Morgan Lewis (governor), Governor of New York State Mungo Lewis, Canadian politician Peter Lewis (politician), Australian politician Richard Lewis (politician), New Zealand politician Ron Lewis, American politician J. E. Stanley Lewis, Canadian politician Sandy Lewis, Australian politician Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician Terence Lewis, British politician Thomas Lewis (NSW) (born 1922), Australian politician Thomas Lewis, Jr. (1760–1847), U.S. Congressman from Virginia Tommy Lewis (1873–1962), British trade unionist and Labour MP Tryon D. Lewis (born 1947), Texas politician Vaughan Lewis, St. Lucian politician William Berkeley Lewis (1784–1866), American politician [edit ] Economics [edit ] Science [edit ] Bennett Lewis, Canadian physicist Carenza Lewis, archaeologist Edward B. Lewis (1918–2004), American geneticist George W. Lewis (1882–1948), director of NACA Georgina King Lewis, English philanthropist Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist Glyn Lewis, British professor of psychiatric epidemiology Graceanna Lewis (1821–1912), American naturalist and anti-slavery activist Harry Lewis, American Orgone Therapist and Poet Henry Carvill Lewis (1853–1888), American geologist Jack Lewis, Baron Lewis of Newnham, English chemist John S. Lewis, American professor of planetary science at the University of Arizona Jonathan Lewis (oncologist), biomedical researcher, cancer drug developer Visual art [edit ] Religion [edit ] Christopher Andrew Lewis, British academic and clergyman Saint David Lewis, one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales David Lewis (d.1901), Anglican priest and Archdeacon of Carmarthen Edwin Lewis, American Methodist theologian Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian Jim Lewis (astrologer), astrologer John Lewis (philosopher) (1889–1976), British philosopher and religious leader Joseph Lewis (freethinker), freethinker and atheist Ralph Maxwell Lewis, American Rosicrucian Row Lewis, Grenadian Director of the Liberty Fellowship Center Philosophy [edit ] Law [edit ] Stage [edit ] Other [edit ] Bernard Lewis, English historian Clyde Lewis, American talk radio personality Lady Davina Lewis, minor British Royal Dorothy Lewis, American psychiatrist Earl Lewis, American academic administrator Essington Lewis, Australian industrialist Fulton Lewis, American radio broadcaster James Paul Lewis, Jr., American Ponzi schemer John L. Lewis, American labor leader Mark Edward Lewis, American historian of early China Meriwether Lewis, American explorer of Lewis and Clark Richard D. Lewis, British linguist and cross-cultural communication consultant Samuel L. Lewis, American Sufi and founder of Dances of Universal Peace Thomas Lewis (Virginia) (1718–1790), American surveyor Thomas Lewis (unionist), president, United Mine Workers of America Tom Lewis (M.D.), English obstetrician William Lewis (chess player), English chess player of the 19th century List of fictional characters having surname Lewis [edit ] Alphie Lewis, fictional character from House of Anubis Anne Lewis, fictional cop character in and its first two sequels RoboCop Bill Lewis III, fictional character from Guiding Light Charlotte Lewis (Lost), fictional character from LOST Cliff Lewis, fictional character from Matlock Darcy Lewis, fictional character in & Thor (film) Thor: The Dark World Edward Lewis, fictional character in Pretty Woman Josh and Reva Lewis, fictional characters from Guiding Light Luke Lewis, fictional character from music business Universal Marisol Lewis, from Degrassi Meldrick Lewis, from Homicide: Life on the Street Robbie Lewis, fictional character in Inspector Morse and Inspector Lewis Shelley Lewis, fictional character from EastEnders Simon Lewis, fictional character from The Mortal Instruments (series) Susan Lewis, fictional character from ER Tony Lewis, fictional character from The Tenth Kingdom Vanessa Lewis, fictional character from Virtua Fighter See also [edit ] References [edit ]