Edwin Family History

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Edwin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Edwine, Old English Eadwine, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + wine ‘friend’. Indian (southern states): name in the Christian community. It is only found as a given name in India (from the English personal name), but has come to be used as a family name among South Indian Christians in the U.S.

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

Similar surnames: Eden, Lewin, Irwin, Erwin, Hadwin, Alwin, Edlin, Dain, Elkin, Edin

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Edwin Family Origin

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Edwin Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Edwin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Edwin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edwin. A less common occupation for the Edwin family was Actor.

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Edwin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Edwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edwin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Edwin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Edwin. For the veterans among your Edwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edwin Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Edwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Edwin in 1946 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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