Kerwin Family History

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Kerwin Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Kirwan. Variant spelling of German Gerwin. Americanized spelling of Dutch Kerwyn, a variant of Kervijn (see Kervin).

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

Similar surnames: Kervin, Kirwin, Erwin, Kerlin, Ervin, Urwin, Lewin, Ferrin, Kirvin

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Kerwin Family Origin

Where is the Kerwin family from?

Kerwin Family Occupations

What did your Kerwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kerwin. A less common occupation for the Kerwin family was Blacksmith. The most common Kerwin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Kerwin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kerwin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kerwin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kerwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerwin 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kerwin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kerwin. For the veterans among your Kerwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kerwin Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerwin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kerwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kerwin in 1944 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerwin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kerwin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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