Lewine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Lewine 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 Lewine family

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

Early History of the Lewine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lewine research. Another 202 words (14 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 Lewine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lewine Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Lewin, Lewins, Lewens, Lewinson and others.

Early Notables of the Lewine family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Justinian Lewyn (Lewen) knighted May 12, 1661; and John Lowin (1576-1659), an English actor, became associated with the theatrical world by 1602. Born in...
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United States Lewine migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Lewine or a variant listed above were:

Lewine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Martha Lewine, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
Lewine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Issac Lewine, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lewine (post 1700) +

  • John Lester Lewine, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1934, 1938 [2]
  • Irwin LeWine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956 [2]
  • Sidney Lewine (1915-2003), American director of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Edward Lewine (b. 1967), American author and freelance journalist for The New York Times
  • Frances Lewine (1921-2008), American journalist and White House Correspondent
  • Richard Lewine (1910-2005), American Primetime Emmy Award winning Broadway composer and songwriter and television producer, Vice president of CBS Television, 1952-1961

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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