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Lewin Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): German and Polish spelling of Levin. English, Dutch, and North German: from the Old English personal name Leofwine, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + wine ‘friend’. This was the name borne by an English missionary who became the patron saint of Ghent, and the personal name was consequently popular in the Low Countries during the Middle Ages. Irish and Manx: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Guillin ‘son of the servant of William’.

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


Similar surnames: Lewis, Levin, Lein, Litwin, Newlin, Lown, Wein, Unwin, Levins, Klein

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Where is the Lewin family from?

You can see how Lewin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lewin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lewin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Lewin families living in Massachusetts. This was about 24% of all the recorded Lewin's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Lewin families in 1840.
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What did your Lewin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lewin. 17% of Lewin men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Lewin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lewin were Clerk and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
    17%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 47,000 immigration records available for the last name Lewin. 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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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Lewin. For the veterans among your Lewin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lewin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lewin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lewin in 1945 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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