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Edwin Family History

Edwin Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Edwin (Old English Ēadwine from ēad ‘prosperity’ + wine ‘friend’). The name Edwin is also found among Christians in southern India but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Eden, Lewin, Irwin, Erwin, Hadwin, Alwin, Edlin, Dain, Elkin, Edin

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Where is the Edwin family from?

You can see how Edwin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edwin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edwin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 36 Edwin families living in Ontario. This was about 29% of all the recorded Edwin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Edwin families in 1911.
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What did your Edwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Edwin. 55% of Edwin men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk
  • Journalier
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Edwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edwin 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Edwin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Edwin. For the veterans among your Edwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edwin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Edwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Edwin in 1946 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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