Darwin Family History

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Darwin Name Meaning

from the Old English personal name Deorwine, composed of the elements deor ‘dear’ + wine ‘friend’. This name is attested in the 10th century, but it was not common; nevertheless it may have survived long enough to become a Middle English personal name and so given rise to the surname. habitational name from Darwen in Lancashire, named from the Darwin river (earlier Derwent) on which it stands. This seems to be a British name derived from a word meaning ‘oak’.

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

Similar surnames: Harwin, Darling, Carlin, Darin, Tarvin, Larkin, Markin, Marcin

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Darwin Family Origin

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Darwin Family Occupations

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In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Darwin. 15% of Darwin men worked as a Builders Labourer and 79% of Darwin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Darwin were General Labourer and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Motor Driver
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Household Duties

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Darwin Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Darwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Darwin in 1955 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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