Unwin Family History

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Unwin Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Hunwine, composed of the elements hun ‘bear cub’ + wine ‘friend’. Later in the Old English or early Middle English period, this name came to be confused with the word unwine ‘enemy’ (from the negative prefix un- + wine ‘friend’), and this is no doubt the source of the surname in some cases.

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

Similar surnames: Edwin, Irwin, Lewin, Alwin, Hain, Erwin, Junkin, Ursin, Sundin, Nein

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Unwin Family Origin

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Unwin Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Unwin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Unwin's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Unwin. A less common occupation for the Unwin family was Commis.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk

  • Blacksmith

  • Commis


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Unwin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Unwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unwin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Unwin. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Unwin. For the veterans among your Unwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Unwin Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Unwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Unwin in 1947 was 50, and 65 in 2004.

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