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Lewin Name Meaning

English and North German: from the Old English personal name Lēofwine (Middle English Lewin) composed of the elements lēof ‘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 northern Germany during the Middle Ages. Compare Lewing 2 and German Levin Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin Manx Mac Guilley Eoin ‘son of Giolla Eoin’ (Saint John's servant). Jewish (Ashkenazic): Polish- or German-influenced variant of Levin .

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

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

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Where is the Lewin family from?

You can see how Lewin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lewin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lewin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 520 Lewin families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Lewin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lewin families in 1891.
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What did your Lewin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lewin. 7% of Lewin men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Lewin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lewin were Bricklayer and Private Means. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Retired
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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