When John Dudley Erwin Jr. was born on 8 December 1915, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Dudley Erwin Sr, was 41 and his mother, Aeolian Adams, was 36. He died on 25 July 1981, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Humboldt, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.
Scottish and Irish: variant of Irvine .
English: from the Middle English personal name Everwin, Erwin, perhaps from Old English Eoforwine (eofor ‘boar’ + 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’).
German: from the personal name Erwin, from Herwin, a compound of Old High German heri ‘army’ + wini ‘friend’.