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Alwin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Alwin or Elwin a falling together of various Old English personal names: Ælfwine ‘elf friend’ Æthelwine ‘noble friend’ Ealdwine ‘old friend’ and others. German: from a younger form of the personal name Adalwin (‘noble friend’) see above.

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

Similar surnames: Alvin, Albin, Unwin, Baldwin, Askin, Allin, Aldi, Harwin, Atkin, Lein

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Where is the Alwin family from?

You can see how Alwin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alwin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alwin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 40 Alwin families living in London. This was about 62% of all the recorded Alwin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Alwin families in 1891.
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What did your Alwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Alwin. 100% of Alwin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Alwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alwin 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 524 immigration records available for the last name Alwin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Alwin. For the veterans among your Alwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alwin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Alwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Alwin in 1960 was 38, and 57 in 2004.

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