Unwin Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Hunwine, composed of the elements hun ‘bear cub’ + wine ‘friend’. Later in the Old English or early Middle English period, this name came to be confused with the word unwine ‘enemy’ (from the negative prefix un- + wine ‘friend’), and this is no doubt the source of the surname in some cases.

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


Similar surnames: Edwin, Irwin, Lewin, Alwin, Hain, Erwin, Junkin, Ursin, Sundin, Nein

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Unwin Family Origin

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Unwin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Work In Knife Shop

    20%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Druggist

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Unwin family was Druggist. The most common Unwin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Unwin's were Farmers. Farmer, Work In Knife Shop and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Unwin.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Unwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Unwin in 1947 was 50, and 65 in 2004.

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