Show ContentsEdwyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Edwin or Eadwine, Lat. Æduines (585?-633), king of Northumbria, son of Ælla, king of Deira, was three years old when, after his father's death in 588, he was forced to flee from Deira by the Bernician king, Æthelric, who conquered the country and ruled over both the Northumbrian kingdoms. [1]

Early Origins of the Edwyn family

The surname Edwyn was first found in Huntingdonshire 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.

Early History of the Edwyn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edwyn research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, 1487, 1687, 1698, 1642, 1707 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Edwyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Edwyn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Edwyn have been found, including Edwin, Edwyn, Edwine, Edwyne, Edwing and others.

Early Notables of the Edwyn family (pre 1700)

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United States Edwyn migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Edwyn, or a variant listed above:

Edwyn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Edwyn, who arrived in Maryland in 1633 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Edwyn (post 1700) +

  • Algernon Edwyn Burnaby (1686-1938), was an English landowner of Baggrave Hall, Leicestershire, soldier, and Justice of the Peace.
  • Edwyn Sherard Burnaby (1830-1883), English major-general, Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicestershire North
  • Edwyn Burnaby (1798-1867), English landowner, Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant, and High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1864
  • Edwyn Scudamore -Stanhop (1854-1933), 10th Earl of Chesterfield, styled Lord Stanhope between 1883 and 1887, a British peer and courtier
  • Sir Edwyn Wren Hoskyns (1956-2015), 17th Baronet of Harewood, English peer
  • Sir Edwyn Clement Hoskyns (1884-1937), 13th Baronet of Harewood, English peer
  • Sir Edwyn Hoskyns (1851-1925), 12th Baronet, English peer

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook