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What does your surname mean?

If you’re curious about your family history, doing a surname search is a great place to start. The origin of your last name can reveal a lot about your earliest ancestors’ birthplaces, occupations and more.

Surname of the week: Lewis

If you meet a Lewis, tell them…

Lewis is a common Welsh surname originating from the Germanic first name meaning ‘famous battle’. In Scotland, the name is more likely to derive from the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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