Log in  | New? Register

39,539 IRWIN members around the world

Stay informed about IRWIN Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to IRWIN Family online & offline events

My IRWIN family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

IRWIN Family History

This interesting surname can be of either English, Scottish or Irish origins, although all are quite different. Firstly, it may originate from the Middle English personal name Irwyn, Erwyn and Everwyn, from the old English pre 7th century personal name "Eoforwine". This is composed of the elements "eofor" meaning wild boar plus "wine", a friend. As such it is recorded in the Domesday Book for the county of Norfolk in 1086. The second source is Scottish, and locational originating from the town of Irvine in Strathclyde or from a Celtic river name, with the component elements being "ir" or "yr" meaning fresh plus "afon", water...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous IRWIN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the IRWIN tribe

  • Find your IRWIN ancestor
  • Tell us about your IRWIN Family
  • Tell us about your IRWIN ancestors
  • Ask a question about the IRWIN history
  • Leave a message for IRWIN family members

Henry edward Irwin County tyrone. My name is Douglas Eric Irwin and I am visiting County Tyrone via Belfast for one day in mid March 2020. I live in Australia. My father's name was Thomas Eric Irwin and his father's name was Thomas Francis Irwin (both born in Australia) My Great grandfather I believe was Henry Edward Irwin.circa 1800-1870. Cheers Doug.

Adrienne Cargo

Looking for Margaret Irwin b. Abt 1803 Tennessee, USA. Married Hamilton Copeland 13 Jan.1827, Washington County, Tennessee. Definitely a brick wall for me. I am slowly plowing through the Irwin’s in Tennessee and North Carolina. A couple of weeks before my Dad died, he told me we were definitely connected to Robert the Bruce. I had been asking him family questions for years, and this came out of left field.

Douglas Irwin

Hoping to get a reply ,cheers Douglas Eric Irwin

Doug Irwin

Hi,Doug Irwin here. I am loookng for any information about my great grandfather. Henry Edward Irwin.I believe he married Mary Simmons? I believe he came from County Tyrone. I dont know if he emigrated to Australia or not. My grandfather was Thomas Francis Irwin and he lived in South Melbourne Melbourne Australia. I myself live in the same state Country Victoria. Any help at all would be appreciated regards Doug. Irwin


You are not register

Join Log in

Invite more IRWIN family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the IRWIN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the IRWIN Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the IRWIN Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from