Lewis Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Lewis Family History

If you are conducting some Lewis family history research then you can view the Lewis coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Lewis surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'



LEWIS

The name Lewis in Ireland is of Irish, English and Welsh origin and is now widely distributed throughout the country except in the Province of Connaught. This name was brought in largest numbers by settlers from Wales who arrived in the seventeenth century.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Lewis Coat of Arms


Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Spear/Lance Emblem of Knightly Service
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