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The Lewins 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," or "friend."

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The surname Lewins was first found in Shropshire.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lewin, Lewins, Lewens, Lewinson and others.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lewins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Fider Lewins, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Sara Lewins, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Lewins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Frank Lewins, aged 23, who landed in America from Newcastle, in 1903
  • Chris Lewins, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Henry Lewins, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1923
  • Robert Lewins, aged 30, who landed in America from Croydon, England, in 1923

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  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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