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Erwin Family History

Erwin Name Meaning
Scottish, English, and Irish: variant of Irvin.German: from the personal name Erwin, from Herwin, a compound of Old High German heri ‘army’ + wini ‘friend’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

791,608 Historical Documents with Erwin on Ancestry.com
158,705 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
38,889 Military Records
7,125 Immigration Records
127,163 Census and Voter Lists
459,726 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Erwin Families

  • Number of Erwin families
     156 - 309
     53 - 155
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Erwin families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Erwin families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Erwin Family Origin

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Erwin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Erwin

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Erwin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Erwin census records

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Erwin Civil War Service Records

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