Robert Ewen


Brief Life History of Robert

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.

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Robert Ewen
Elizabeth Norton
Marriage: 1915

Sources (8)

  • Robert Ewen in household of Robert Ewen, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Robert Ewen, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Robert Ewen, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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  • Marriage
    1915Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 14

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


    Age 18

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

    Age 24

    After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

    Name Meaning

    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 ). 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’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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