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Where did the English Lewins family come from? What is the English Lewins family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lewins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lewins family history?

The Lewins surname comes from a Middle English given name Lefwine, which in turn comes from the Old English elements "leof," which meant "dear" or "beloved," and "wine," or "friend."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lewin, Lewins, Lewens, Lewinson and others.

First found in Shropshire.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lewins research. Another 318 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1010, 1086, 1275, 1292, 1327, 1661, 1712, and 1820 are included under the topic Early Lewins History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Lewins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lewins Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Fider Lewins, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Sara Lewins, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Lewins Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Lewins, aged 23, who landed in America from Newcastle, in 1903
  • Chris Lewins, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Henry Lewins, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1923
  • Robert Lewins, aged 30, who landed in America from Croydon, England, in 1923


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The Lewins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lewins Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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