Lewin Family History

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Lewin Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): German and Polish spelling of Levin. English, Dutch, and North German: from the Old English personal name Leofwine, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + wine ‘friend’. This was the name borne by an English missionary who became the patron saint of Ghent, and the personal name was consequently popular in the Low Countries during the Middle Ages. Irish and Manx: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Guillin ‘son of the servant of William’.

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

Similar surnames: Lewis, Levin, Lein, Litwin, Newlin, Lown, Wein, Unwin, Levins, Klein

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Lewin Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lewin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lewin Family Origin

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Lewin Family Occupations

What did your Lewin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Clergyman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lewin. The most common Lewin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 15% of Lewin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lewin family was Engineer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Clergyman

  • Engineer


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Lewin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Lewin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lewin 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 47,000 immigration records available for the last name Lewin. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Lewin. For the veterans among your Lewin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lewin Life Expectancy

What is the average Lewin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lewin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lewin in 1945 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lewin 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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