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Iwen Family History

Iwen Name Meaning

North German (Frisian): patronymic from the Germanic personal name Ivo, which is thought to be derived from iwa ‘yew (tree)’.

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


Similar surnames: Iden, Eiben, Iten, Geen, Owen, Wein, Iwan, Irmen, Osen, Ison

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Where is the Iwen family from?

You can see how Iwen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iwen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Iwen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Iwen families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Iwen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Iwen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Iwen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Iwen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Iwen. 47% of Iwen men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Iwen women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iwen were Manager and Farm Helper.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Farm Helper
    12%
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What Iwen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Iwen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iwen 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 568 immigration records available for the last name Iwen. 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 510 military records available for the last name Iwen. For the veterans among your Iwen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iwen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Iwen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Iwen in 1958 was 32, and 90 in 2004.

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