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Edwin Early Origins



The surname Edwin was first found in Huntingdon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Edwin Spelling Variations


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Edwin Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Edwin include Edwin, Edwyn, Edwine, Edwyne, Edwing and others.

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Edwin Early History


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Edwin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edwin research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, 1487, 1687 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Edwin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edwin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edwin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Edwin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Edwin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Edwin, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • James Edwin, aged 18, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Margaret Edwin, who arrived in Maryland in 1656
  • Susan Edwin, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • Thomas Edwin, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Edwin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Edwin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1768

Edwin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Enoch Edwin, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • William Edwin, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edwin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edwin (post 1700)



  • Walter Edwin, American director and actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Edwin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edwin 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 February 2015 at 14:26.

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