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Trewin Family History

Trewin Name Meaning

Cornish (Cornwall and Devon): habitational name from Trewin in Sheviock (Cornwall) Trewin in Lanteglos near Camborne (Cornwall) and perhaps also from one or more of the places in Cornwall called Trewen. The placenames probably derive from Middle Cornish tre ‘estate farmstead’ + guyn ‘white’.

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


Similar surnames: Brewin, Treen, Treon, Train, Erwin, Trettin, Grein, Irwin, Crew

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Where is the Trewin family from?

You can see how Trewin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trewin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Trewin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 15 Trewin families living in New Jersey. This was about 27% of all the recorded Trewin's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Trewin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trewin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trewin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Trewin. 30% of Trewin men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Trewin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trewin were Proprietor and Housework. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Elevator Operator
    9%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    37%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • New Worker
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Trewin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trewin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Trewin. 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 756 military records available for the last name Trewin. For the veterans among your Trewin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trewin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Trewin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Trewin in 1954 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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