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Urwin Name Meaning

English (Northumberland and Durham): variant of Scottish Irvine .

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

Similar surnames: Irwin, Erwin, Crain, Ervin, Uran, Purdin, Brewin, Win, Urian, Murrin

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Where is the Urwin family from?

You can see how Urwin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Urwin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Urwin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 753 Urwin families living in Durham. This was about 53% of all the recorded Urwin's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Urwin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Urwin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Urwin 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 Urwin. 16% of Urwin men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Urwin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Urwin were Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker and Domestic Servant. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Urwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Urwin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Urwin. 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 Urwin. For the veterans among your Urwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Urwin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Urwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Urwin in 1954 was 42, and 91 in 2004.

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