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The surname Unwin was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Unwin, Unwyn, Unwynn, Unwine and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Unwin research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Unwin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Unwin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Unwin, who landed in Virginia in 1637

Unwin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Unwin settled in Virginia in 1721
  • Martin Unwin, who arrived in New England in 1737
  • Francis Unwin settled in New England in 1770

Unwin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Earl Unwin, aged 9, who emigrated to America from Sheffield, in 1895
  • Eliz. A. Unwin, aged 25, who landed in America from Shipley, in 1897
  • George Unwin, aged 38, who landed in America from Nottingham, in 1899

Unwin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edgar Walker Unwin, aged 36, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Elorine Winifred Unwin, aged 15, who landed in America from Cambridge, in 1906
  • Ada Unwin, aged 36, who settled in America from London, England, in 1909
  • George E. Unwin, aged 37, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1909
  • Bertram Unwin, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from New Market, England, in 1911
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Unwin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Unwin, English convict from Oxford, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • George Unwin, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • William Unwin, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • John Unwin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849
  • William Unwin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
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  • Benjamin V. Unwin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 6th District, 1956
  • Wing Commander George Cecil Unwin DSO, DFM & Bar (1913-2006), English RAF wing commander, his No. 19 Squadron was the first unit to receive the Supermarine Spitfire in 1938 and Unwin was one of the first to fly the machine (K9792) on 16 August
  • Sir Stanley Unwin (1884-1968), English publisher, co-founder of George Allen and Unwin in 1914
  • Thomas Fisher Unwin (1848-1935), English publisher, founder the publishing firm T. Fisher Unwin in 1882
  • Commodore Edward Unwin VC, CB, CMG (1864-1950), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Stephen Unwin (b. 1960), English theatre director
  • Stephen D. Unwin, English physicist
  • Paul Unwin (b. 1957), English Oscar and BAFTA nominated film and television director
  • Nora Sicer Unwin (1907-1982), English children's illustrator and author
  • Jim Unwin (1912-2003), English rugby union international player
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Unwin Historic Events



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. John Edward Unwin (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Unwin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Unwin 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.

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