Edwin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Edwine, Old English Eadwine, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + wine ‘friend’. Indian (southern states): name in the Christian community. It is only found as a given name in India (from the English personal name), but has come to be used as a family name among South Indian Christians in the U.S.

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


Similar surnames: Eden, Lewin, Irwin, Erwin, Hadwin, Alwin, Edlin, Dain, Elkin, Edin

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Edwin Family Origin

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Edwin Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Edwin family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edwin. The most common Edwin occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Edwin's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Edwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Edwin in 1946 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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