When Robert Ewen was born in 1890, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, his father, Robert Ewen, was 24 and his mother, Ann Lamb, was 21. He married Elizabeth Norton in 1915, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Byker, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died in 1944, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 54.
Scottish and English: from the Scottish personal name Ewen, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Eòghan (Old Irish Eógan), sometimes rendered into Latin as Eugenius, from Greek eugenēs ‘well-born’. The Gaelic name, however, means ‘born of the yew-tree’ (Old Irish eó). See McEwen .
English and Welsh: from the Old and Anglo-Norman French personal name Iwain, Breton Iven, Even, a borrowing of Welsh Owain, Ewein, Ywein, ultimately derived from Latin Eugenius ‘well born’ (compare Owen ). In Herefordshire and Lincolnshire the personal name was borne by men of Breton descent. Its medieval popularity may have been enhanced by the heroic figure of Ywain in the 12th-century History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth, who subsequently appeared as one of King Arthur's knights in Arthurian romances. The character derived from a 6th-century historical person, Owain mab Urien.
German and East Frisian: patronymic from Evo, a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with ēwe ‘law, contract’, later ‘marriage’.