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Born in Dowlais, Wales on 26 Oct 1858. Elvira married Moses Ellis and had 8 children. She passed away on 5 Oct 1934 in Humeston, Iowa, USA.
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Surname meaning for "Lewis"
English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wig ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.