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Posted by: Gary Radcliffe (ID *****2476) Date: December 07, 2002 at 02:09:55
In Reply to: RE : EWEN NAME AND VARIANTS. by Susan Freestone of 237

Ewing probably means "son of Eawan" which was a very old given name. The "s" was added to pluralize it. Ewin meant "Law-Friend" in early days, much as Godwin meant good-friend. I suspect the name was Anglo-Saxon from the start and had no Norse influence. But many names did so we can't speak with any certainty.

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