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LEWIS FAMILIES OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

ORIGINS: The Lewis family were originally French Huguenots and left France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Three brothers, William, Samuel and John, fled to England. While crossing the English Channel they changed the original name of Louis to Lewis. Shortly afterward William moved to the north of Ireland, where he married a Miss McClelland. Samuel settled in Wales. John lived in England. General Robert Lewis and Colonel John Lewis were sons of Samuel and came to America in 1635. {S28}.

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