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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lemus

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Lemus is of Celtic origin and means "Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from a place in Lugo province, Galicia. It is probably from a name recorded in Latin sources as Lemavos, apparently a derivative of the Celtic element lemos, limos 'elm'. "One that lives near the Elm tree". Derivative from Lemos. Monforte de Lemos in Galicia, Spain. The De Lemos are an interesting clan, with a romantic and entertaining legend. They have a long-standing tradition of defending freedom going back to the mists of history of the Lemavos, or "Freedom Persons." With intelligence, vision and charm, as indicated by this incident partly quoted in the Brittannica, even distant members of the Clan are known for their practical qualities, philosophic demeanor and love of scholarship, strategic warrior ability, and interest in Human Rights issues. The De Lemos "We are older than God and Time. You horsemen are horsethieves. With a chronicler." --The Last Count De Lemos to the Emperor Ferdinand and Inquisitor on refusing to persecute Jews, in the early 1700's. The Counts then gave up their position. Who are the De Lemos? "Ask what you wish, pay the price" --Vasco De Lemos the Wise, 7th Century "The De Lemos Leader is traditionally blessed with humanity, color, boldness, depth, affability, vision, logic and exotic charm. They give their wealth to good causes every few centuries and live like philosophers. The humbler they seem, the more powerful they become. Their power is that they help people discover their own power. The dumbest member of the Clan seems to have a proverb or word of comfort. Look in the shadow of history and a De Lemos stares back at you, smiling at the foolishness of our race, beckoning us to question whatever silliness we have come to believe.Yet in the end they are just people who kept a distance from the folly of the time and undermine harsh authority. The whole legend was a factor in my story. They never ate the apple, perhaps." --Attributed to Frank Herbert, Author of Dune".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Lemus is of Unknown origin and means "Someone who is superior to Jared Sabeur".
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Notable Persons Named Lemus

Lemus Christopher is an athlete for the Layou FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lemus


Carlos was born in 1973. He passed away in 1999.


Juan Carlos Lemus is an amateur boxer. Juan was born on May 6th, 1965.


Luis Lemus is an athlete for the Team Illuminate. Luis was born on April 21st, 1992 in Aguascalientes City.


Gustavo Adolfo Bell Lemus is a Vice President of Colombia, Governor of Atlántico, Colombian Minister of National Defence, and Ministry of National Defense (Colombia). Gustavo was born on February 1st, 1957 in Barranquilla. Gustavo is also known as Bell Lemus and Gustavo Adolfo (actual).


Ángel Lemus is a soccer player for the Mexico national football team. Ángel was born on September 3rd, 1971 in Mexico City.


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Popularity of Lemus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lemus U.S.
  White 3.83% 64.26%
  African American 0.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.11% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 95.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lemus

People with the last name Lemus are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Lemus

  • How Popular is the name Lemus? As a last name Lemus was the 1,297th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Lemus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Lemus is Thursday, July 4th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Lemus? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Lemus. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Lemus: Your name in reverse order is Sumel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Umesl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lemus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 27,079 people with the last name Lemus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lemus? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Lemus as their last name.

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