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Darwin Name Meaning

from the Old English personal name Deorwine, composed of the elements deor ‘dear’ + wine ‘friend’. This name is attested in the 10th century, but it was not common; nevertheless it may have survived long enough to become a Middle English personal name and so given rise to the surname. habitational name from Darwen in Lancashire, named from the Darwin river (earlier Derwent) on which it stands. This seems to be a British name derived from a word meaning ‘oak’.

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

Similar surnames: Harwin, Darling, Carlin, Darin, Tarvin, Larkin, Markin, Marcin

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Darwin Family Origin

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Darwin Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Darwin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Darwin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Darwin family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darwin.

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Darwin Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Darwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Darwin in 1955 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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