I agree with Mr. Mahler that "similiar surnames often developed independently" in different countries"; therefore, I believe he would agree there could be Levis from England quite unrelated to Levis in France. I don't argue with his statement in his message posted on 07/07/2000 that there are "land records from the county of Nottingham which show people named Levis living there cerca 1520", indicating that these Levis were of English origin and there before the Religious Wars which began France in the 1560s.
Linda Hawley makes reference to a Samuel Levis in her message dated 07/07/2000 and says "his family, Huguenots were driven from France at time of Massacre of St. Bartholomew". I don't see in that message posted she made any attempt to attempt to say this Huguenot family was related to the English Levis family indigenous to the County of Nottingham since 1520.
So, I would like to ask if Mr. Mahler has proof that there was never a LEVIS of French Huguenot origin living in England who subsequently came to the colonies. What form would such proof take? Thank you for your reply.
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