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Harwin Surname Meaning

English (Norfolk): of Norman origin from the Middle English personal name Hard(e)win (Old French Hard(o)uin composed of the ancient Germanic elements hard ‘hardy’ ‘brave’ + win ‘friend’). Compare Harden

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

Similar surnames: Harlin, Darwin, Hardin, Hadwin, Harvin, Harding, Hartwig, Harten

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Where is the Harwin family from?

You can see how Harwin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harwin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harwin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 6 Harwin families living in New Brunswick. This was about 40% of all the recorded Harwin's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Harwin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harwin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harwin. 34% of Harwin men worked as a Gardener and 85% of Harwin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harwin were Agricultural Labourer and Shop Assistant. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener
  • General Labourer
  • Farm Worker
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Government S H Typist
  • Shop Assistant
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harwin 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 420 immigration records available for the last name Harwin. 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 200 military records available for the last name Harwin. For the veterans among your Harwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harwin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Harwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Harwin in 1959 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

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