Lewin Family History
Lewin Name Meaning
English and North German: from the Old English personal name Lēofwine (Middle English Lewin) composed of the elements lēof ‘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 northern Germany during the Middle Ages. Compare Lewing 2 and German Levin Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin Manx Mac Guilley Eoin ‘son of Giolla Eoin’ (Saint John's servant). Jewish (Ashkenazic): Polish- or German-influenced variant of Levin .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022