Lew's Name Day

This year Lew's Name day is on 25th August 2017

Lew is derived from Old German, 'glorious battle'; Lew has a name day of 25th August and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Louis

Saint Louis, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • Masons
  • Sculptors

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Louis has the following symbols associated

  • A crown and sceptre tipped with the Hand of God
  • A fleur-de-Iys
  • A dove

Historically Famous Lews

The meaning of 'Louis' has a certain irony in the case of St Louis, King Louis IX of France. Although he led two crusades, the first ended in defeat and his own capture, and the second caused his death from dysentery at Tunis in 1270. On the other hand, his efforts to drive the English from France were more successful and he managed to make a treaty with his brother-in-law, Henry III. Louis was a man of great integrity, managing to balance the demands of kingship with his spiritual life as a Third Order Franciscan. It is well known that he had a particular distaste for bad language and would not tolerate it in those around him. He was happily married to Margaret of Provence, by whom he had eleven children. His greatest monument is the stunning Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, which was built to house a relic believed to have been the original crown of thorns.

Other Names Day resources

Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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