Kevin Lewis (football player)

Lewis (surname)

Lewis is a surname. It has more than one possible origin. One is the anglicised version of the personal forename Louis that has, through patronymics, also come to be used as a surname. The other is derived from the Germanic given name Lewis, meaning "renowned, famous battle", and is of English origin. As a Welsh surname, it may be a contraction of "Lew's issue", after a fifth century Welsh king. Lewis is also the name of the largest isle in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Many Jewish immigrants adopted this surname when they immigrated from Eastern Europe to the UK or America, changing their last name from Levi/Levy/Lewin or other common Jewish surnames which are similar to Lewis.

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