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Type Surname (from given name & from location)
Other Forms FormsIrwin (English) Irvine (Irish and Scottish)

Meaning & History

From the given name Erwin. From the Middle English personal name Everwin Erwin perhaps from Old English Eoforwine (eofor "boar" and wine "friend") but mostly from an Old French form of the cognate ancient Germanic name Everwin or from a different ancient Germanic name Herewin with loss of initial H- (first element hari heri "army"). from the personal name Erwin from Herwin a compound of Old High German heri "army" and wini "friend". Variant of Scottish and Irish Irvine 1.
Added 1/4/2024 by Paradiso36
Edited 4/28/2024 by Mike C