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Origins of the Lewen surname

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About the Lewens

We have a total number of 777 records for people with the last name Lewen.

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Where do most Lewens live?

In 1921, most Lewens lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Lewens

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 550 records for the Lewen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Lewens most likely to marry?

Van Lewens

&

Smiths

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Lewens.

What are the most common Lewen first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Lewen family members

Common jobs for Lewens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Lewens in 1921
Laundress

5

House Keeper

4

Dressmaker

3

Fishmonger

3

House Servant

3

Common Male occupations for Lewens in 1921
Butcher

10

Husbandman

8

Fishmonger

6

Gardener

6

Vintner

6

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