Lewis (surname)

Lewis (surname)

Family name
name = Lewis

pronunciation = Lewis
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related names = Lewes, Louis
footnotes = [ [http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/names_files.html 1990 Census Name Files ] ]

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.

List of people having surname Lewis


* Aaron Lewis, American singer
* Andrew Lewis (composer), English composer of acousmatic music
* Andy Lewis, Australian musician
* Barbara Lewis, American singer
* Blake Lewis (born 1981), Season six American Idol
* Bob Lewis (musician), musician
* Bobby Lewis, American singer
* C. J. Lewis, British reggae singer
* Donna Lewis, Welsh singer-songwriter
* Edward Lewis (d. 1980), founder of Decca Records
* Edythe Lewis, American DJ and politician
* Furry Lewis, American blues guitarist
* Gary Lewis (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
* 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, American guitarist
* Ken Lewis (percussionist), session drummer
* Laurie Lewis, American bluegrass musician
* Leona Lewis, English singer
* Linda Gail Lewis, American musician
* Meade Lux Lewis, American pianist and composer
* Mel Lewis, American jazz drummer
* Monica Lewis, American singer and actress
* Morgan Lewis (songwriter), songwriter
* Noah Lewis, American jug band musician
* Olivia Lewis, Maltese singer
* Paul Lewis, English light music composer
*Peter Scott Lewis, American composer
* Phil Lewis, English-American singer
* Ray Lewis (singer), a singer for The Drifters
* Richard Lewis (tenor), English tenor
* Richard Lewis , American Folk-Rock singer
* 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
* Tom Lewis (songwriter), Canadian folksinger/songwriter
* Yvonne John Lewis, English singer

Television and film

* Al Lewis, American actor
* Andrea Lewis (born 1985), Canadian actress
* Avi Lewis, Canadian television journalist and documentary filmmaker
* Damian Lewis, English actor
* Dan Lewis (newsreader), Seattle-based Newsreader
* Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor
* David Lewis (actor), American actor
* Dawnn Lewis, American actress
* Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
* Gary Lewis Scottish actor
* Geoffrey Lewis, American actor
* George Lewis (journalist), broadcast journalist at NBC News
* Harry Lewis, actor
* Herschell Gordon Lewis, American film director
* Howard Lew Lewis, English actor and comedian
* Ida Lewis, Canadian actress
* Jason Lewis, American actor
* Jassie Lewis, American model and actress
* Jerry Lewis, American comic actor and director
* Jenifer Lewis, American actress
* Jenna Lewis, American contestant on "Survivor: Pulau Tiga"
* Johnny Lewis, American actor
* Joseph H. Lewis, American film director
* Judy Lewis, American actress
* Juliette Lewis, American actress
* Lottie Lewis, English Porn Star
* Martin Lewis, English humorist/producer/writer/TV host
* Martyn Lewis (journalist), British newsreader
* Mary Jane Lewis, American actress
* Matthew Lewis, English actor
* Phill Lewis, American actor
* Richard Lewis (comedian), American comedian and actor
* Richard J. Lewis, TV and film director
* Robert Lewis, 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


* Alan Lewis, Irish cricketer and rugby referee
* Ashton Lewis, American driver
* Bernie Lewis, Welsh footballer
* Bill Lewis (football), American football coach
* Robert B. Lewis, Thoroughbred racehorse owner
* Brad Alan Lewis, American rower
* Brian Lewis, American athlete
* 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, aboriginal Australian rules footballer with the West Coast Eagles
* Chris Lewis (cricketer), England international and county cricketer
* Colby Lewis, baseball player
* D. D. Lewis (Dallas Cowboys), (born 1945) retired American football player
* D. D. Lewis (American football), (born 1979) active American football player
* Dale Lewis, Australian Rules footballer
* Dan Lewis (footballer), Welsh football 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, American wrestler
* Eddie Lewis, American football (soccer) player
* Eddie Lewis, English football (soccer) player
* Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Bahamian runner
* Greg Lewis, American football player
* Guy Lewis, American basketball coach
* Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer
* Herbie Lewis (hockey), Canadian hockey player
* Jackie Lewis, British racing driver
* Jamal Lewis, American football player
* Jim Lewis (racehorse owner), owner of racehorse "Best Mate"
* Jimi Lewis, English hockey player
* Joe Lewis, 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
* 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 (NFL safety), American Football player for the Philadelphia Eagles
* Michael Lewis (NFL receiver), American Football player for the New Orleans Saints
* Mo Lewis, American football player
* Oliver Lewis, American jockey
* Panama Lewis, American boxing trainer
* Percy Lewis, South African cricketer
* Rashard Lewis, American basketball player
* Rawl Lewis, Grenadian cricketer
* Ray Lewis (NFL), an NFL linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens
* Ray Lewis (runner), Canadian athlete
* Reg Lewis, English footballer
* Reggie Lewis (died 1993), American basketball player
* Ricky Lewis, American soccer player
* Steve Lewis (athlete), American athlete
* Stuart Lewis-Evans, British Formula One driver
* Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete
* Trey Lewis, NFL Defensive Tackle
* Thomas Lewis (football) (born 1972), American football wide receiver in the NFL
* Tim Lewis, American football player
* Tony Lewis, Welsh cricketer
* Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league player


* Alexander Lewis, American science fiction writer
* Alun Lewis, poet of the Anglo-Welsh school
* Anthony Lewis, American writer
* C. S. Lewis, British 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
* David Robert Lewis, South African writer and artist
* Edna Lewis, American cook and writer
* Edward Gardner Lewis, American publisher
* Eiluned Lewis, Welsh writer
* Hilda Lewis, British writer
* Janet Lewis, American writer
* 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
* Richard W. Lewis, literary critic and biographer
* Robert W. Lewis, writer
* Roger Lewis, British biographer
* Saunders Lewis, Welsh writer
* Sinclair Lewis, American novelist
* Ted Lewis (writer) (1940 - 1982), English crime novelist
* Warren Lewis, brother of C. S. Lewis
* Wyndham Lewis, American-British modernist artist and writer


* Ananda Lewis, American model
* Lesa Lewis, American female bodybuilder
* Nancy Lewis, American female bodybuilder


* Andrea Lewis (Microsoft), early Microsoft employee
* Aylwin Lewis, American CEO
* Drew Lewis, American railroad executive
* Ken Lewis (executive), head of Bank of America
* Peter Lewis, American businessman
* Reginald Lewis, American businessman
* Stephanie Lewis, American CEO


* 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
* Elliott Lewis, Australian politician
* Eugene Lewis, American political scientist
* Evan Lewis, 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
* Herbert Lewis, British politician
* Ivan Lewis, British politician
* James Lewis, American libertarian politician
* James T. Lewis, politician
* Jerry Lewis (politician), 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
* 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
* 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
* Vaughan Lewis, St. Lucian politician

Military and Naval

* Andrew Lewis (soldier) (1720–1781), Virginia general
* Bob Lewis, co-pilot on the Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
* Fred P. Lewis, American brigadier general USAF (ret.), acting Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space & Information Operations, Plans & Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and a member of the Senior Executive Service
* Isaac Newton Lewis, American soldier and inventor of the Lewis Gun
* Michael Lewis (naval historian) (1890-1970), Professor at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.


* Arthur Lewis (economist), winner of the Bank of Sweden Prize 1979
* Joseph Lewis, wealthy English investor
* Martin Lewis (financial journalist), English money expert
* Tracy R. Lewis, American economist
* William Arthur Lewis, St Lucian economist


* 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
* Henry Carvill Lewis (1853-1888), American geologist
* Jack Lewis, English chemist
* John S. Lewis, professor of planetary science at the University of Arizona
* Peter Lewis (philosopher), philosopher of science at the University of Miami, Florida


* Bill Lewis, English artist
* Bruce Lewis, American cartoonist
* Corey Lewis, American comics artist
* Edmonia Lewis, American sculptor
* Ivor Lewis, Canadian sculptor
* Maud Lewis, Canadian artist
* Neville Lewis, South African artist


* Christopher Andrew Lewis, British academic and clergyman
* Saint David Lewis, one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
* 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 and atheist
* Ralph Maxwell Lewis, American Rosicrucian
* Row Lewis, Grenadian Director of the Liberty Fellowship Center


* Clarence Irving Lewis (1883–1964), philosopher and mathematical logician
* David Lewis (philosopher) (1941-2001), American philosopher


* Bayan Lewis, Los Angeles police chief
* George Henry Lewis (1833-1911), English lawyer of Jewish extraction
* James W. Lewis, American convicted in relation to the 1982 Tylenol scare
* Johnnie Lewis, Liberian judge
* R. Fred Lewis, American judge
* Terry Lewis (Queensland), former Queensland police commissioner
* William Draper Lewis, American legal scholar


* Margaret Lewis, American playwright
* Michael Lewis, 1950s stage actor and son of Sinclair Lewis and Dorothy Thompson
* Shari Lewis, American puppeteer


* Lady Davina Lewis, minor British Royal
* Mary Anne Lewis, Viscount in the Peerage of the United Kingdom


* Bernard Lewis, English historian
* Clyde Lewis, American talk radio personality
* Dorothy Lewis, American psychiatrist
* Earl Lewis, American academic administrator
* James Paul Lewis, Jr., American Ponzi schemer
* Jeff Lewis, Welsh lecturer in orthodontics; vice chairman and education officer for the OTA
* John L. Lewis, American labor leader
* Mark Edward Lewis, American historian of early China
* Meriwether Lewis, American explorer of Lewis and Clark
* Samuel L. Lewis, American Sufi and founder of Dances of Universal Peace
* Terry Lewis (designer), fashion designer
* Thomas Lewis (Virginia) (1718-1790), American surveyor
* Thomas Lewis (unionist), president, United Mine Workers of America
* Tom Lewis (M.D.), English obstetrician

List of fictional characters having surname Lewis

* Anne Lewis, fictional cop character in RoboCop and its first two sequels.
* Bill Lewis (character), fictional character from "Guiding Light"
* Cliff Lewis, fictional character from "Matlock"
* Josh and Reva Lewis, fictional characters from "Guiding Light"
* Robbie Lewis, fictional character in "Inspector Morse" and "Inspector Lewis"
* Shelley Lewis, fictional character from "EastEnders"
* Susan Lewis, fictional character from "ER"
* Tony Lewis (The 10th Kingdom), fictional character from "The Tenth Kingdom"
* Vanessa Lewis, fictional character from "Virtua Fighter"

ee also

* Lewis (disambiguation)


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