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The Lewien 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," which meant "friend."

Early Origins of the Lewien family


The surname Lewien was first found in Shropshire where the family was anciently seated.

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Early History of the Lewien family

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Early History of the Lewien family


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Another 403 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1010, 1086, 1275, 1292, 1327, 1661, 1712, 1820, 1661, 1576, 1659 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Lewien History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lewien Spelling Variations

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Lewien Spelling Variations


Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Lewin, Lewins, Lewens, Lewinson and others.

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Early Notables of the Lewien family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Lewien family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Lewien family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Lewien family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Lewien or a variant listed above: Mary Lewin was recorded as having arrived in Virginia in 1638; Charles Lewen arrived in Maryland in 1669; William Lewin arrived in New England in 1712.

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