Erwin Family History

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Erwin Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish: variant of Irvin. German: from the personal name Erwin, from Herwin, a compound of Old High German heri ‘army’ + wini ‘friend’.

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

Similar surnames: Irwin, Ervin, Edwin, Gerwin, Urwin, Erwine, Kerwin, Derwin, Rain

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Erwin Family Origin

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Erwin Family Occupations

What did your Erwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Erwin. 36% of Erwin men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Erwin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erwin were Brakeman and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Brakeman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Income

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Erwin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 131,000 census records available for the last name Erwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erwin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Erwin. 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 Card

There are 39,000 military records available for the last name Erwin. For the veterans among your Erwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erwin Life Expectancy

What is the average Erwin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Erwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Erwin in 1941 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erwin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erwin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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