Any information about Loew from Amsterdam in 18th century?

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The early 19th century Lewis family of solicitors were supposed to have come to England from Amsterdam in the 18th century and changed their name from Loew to Lewis. Does anyone know anything about these Loew s?
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Do you have a little bit more info about the person who came from Amsterdam? First name, birthdate, anything?

This would help a lot with searching. Send me a PM if you want help with this.



Martyn Grifhorst

(The Netherlands)
by Martyn Grifhorst G2G6 Mach 2 (23.3k points)

Thank you for your response. The earliest member of the family that I have traced in England is Noah (Nachum) Edward Lewis who would have been born about 1760 (very approximately) - whether in England or Holland I do not know. He died in 1830. His eldest (known) daughter, Sophia, was born in 1790 in England. His wife, Frances, was born c1767 from her age at death.

The information suggesting the Loew ancestry came from a book about his grandson. "George Henry Lewis belonged to a family of Sephardic Jews from the Netherlands who settled in England in the eighteenth century, afterwards changing their name from Loew to Lewis"

As you can see this is a very faint clue and I have no idea of whoever it might have been that left Holland. (Amsterdam was a mistake - confusion with another later ancestor, Werner Mähler - my apologies). I only hoped that some Loew descendant might be familiar with the Lewis family.

Many thanks for your interest.


Alan Swindale
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is it possible the name was Leeuw cause thaqt is a prominate name in the netherlands i my self have over 44 people with that name
by Harry Driezen G2G Crew (950 points)

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