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The Lewin 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."

Lewin Early Origins



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

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Lewin Spelling Variations


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Lewin Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Lewin, Lewins, Lewens, Lewinson and others.

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Lewin Early History


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Lewin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lewin research. 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 Lewin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lewin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lewin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lewin 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Lewin name or one of its variants:

Lewin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Lewin was recorded as having arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Mary Lewin, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Philip Lewin, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • William Lewin, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • Thomas Lewin, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lewin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Lewin, who arrived in New England in 1712
  • William Lewin arrived in New England in 1712

Lewin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Lewin, who landed in New York, NY in 1833
  • J Lewin, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Fredrik Oscar Lewin, aged 28, landed in New York in 1844
  • Clara Charlotta Lewin, aged 38, arrived in New York in 1845
  • Paulina Lewin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lewin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Lewin, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • C. Lewin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1849

Lewin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matilda Lewin, aged 12, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • James Lewin, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lewin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lewin (post 1700)



  • Stuart Lewin, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Great Falls, Montana, 2011
  • Nettie Lewin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964
  • Louis Lewin, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 9th District, 1910
  • Kermit Lewin, American politician, Mayor of Key West, Florida, 1963-69
  • Herbert G. Lewin (1914-2010), American politician, Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1950, 1958; Militant Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Edith LeWin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996
  • Albert H. Lewin, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 20th District, 1942
  • Albert Lewin (1894-1968), American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter
  • Pilot Officer Raymond Mayhew Lewin GC (1915-1941), British Air Force officer awarded the George Cross for the courage he showed in rescuing his co-pilot from their burning plane
  • Terence Thornton Lewin (1920-1999), British Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy, created Baron Lewin for his role in the Falklands war

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Lewin Historic Events


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Lewin Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Frederick Guy Lewin, English 1st Class Passenger from Kingsbury, London, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Lewin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lewin 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 28 January 2016 at 13:20.

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