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Baldwin Name Meaning

English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ + wine ‘friend’, which was extremely popular among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages. It was the personal name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian king of Jerusalem, and of four more Crusader kings of Jerusalem. It was also borne by Baldwin, Count of Flanders (1172–1205), leader of the Fourth Crusade, who became first Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1204). As an American surname it has absorbed Dutch spellings such as Boudewijn. Irish: surname adopted in Donegal by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Maolagáin (see Milligan), due to association of Gaelic maol ‘bald’, ‘hairless’ with English bald.

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

Similar surnames: Baudoin, Albin, Bald, Hadwin, Alwin, Baldon, Baudin, Alvin, Galvin

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Baldwin Family Origin

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Baldwin Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Baldwin. 2% of Baldwin men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Baldwin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baldwin were Incapacitated and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Cotton Weaver

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Baldwin Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 114,000 military records available for the last name Baldwin. For the veterans among your Baldwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baldwin Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Baldwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Baldwin in 1941 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

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