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Ewing Name Meaning

Scottish: altered form of Ewen (itself a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eòghainn ‘son of Eòghann’), formed as if it were an English patronymic ending in -ing. See also McEwen.

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


Similar surnames: Ewings, Eding, Going, Emling, Bering, Edling, Twing, Ewin, Ewan

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Where is the Ewing family from?

You can see how Ewing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ewing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ewing families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 143 Ewing families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Ewing's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ewing families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ewing surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ewing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ewing. 15% of Ewing men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Ewing women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ewing were Truck Driver and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 196,000 census records available for the last name Ewing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ewing census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Ewing. 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 Cards

There are 42,000 military records available for the last name Ewing. For the veterans among your Ewing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ewing lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ewing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ewing in 1942 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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