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Baldwin Name Meaning

English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ + wine ‘friend’, which was extremely popular among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages. It was the personal name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian king of Jerusalem, and of four more Crusader kings of Jerusalem. It was also borne by Baldwin, Count of Flanders (1172–1205), leader of the Fourth Crusade, who became first Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1204). As an American surname it has absorbed Dutch spellings such as Boudewijn. Irish: surname adopted in Donegal by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Maolagáin (see Milligan), due to association of Gaelic maol ‘bald’, ‘hairless’ with English bald.

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


Similar surnames: Baudoin, Albin, Bald, Hadwin, Alwin, Baldon, Baudin, Alvin, Galvin

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Baldwin Family Origin

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Baldwin Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baldwin. A less common occupation for the Baldwin family was Carpenter. The most common Baldwin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Baldwin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Baldwin Historical Records

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Baldwin Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Baldwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Baldwin in 1941 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

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