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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.

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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


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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  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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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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