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masc. proper name, Old English Eoforwine "boar-friend;" often confused with Irving, Irvin, which are from Irvine, Ayrshire, or Irving, Dumfries.

Irwin, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
Population (2000): 157
Housing Units (2000): 125
Land area (2000): 2.126275 sq. miles (5.507028 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.126275 sq. miles (5.507028 sq. km)
FIPS code: 40510
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 43.388220 N, 111.268118 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Irwin, ID
Irwin, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 92
Housing Units (2000): 34
Land area (2000): 0.067892 sq. miles (0.175840 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.067892 sq. miles (0.175840 sq. km)
FIPS code: 37803
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 41.052757 N, 87.985479 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Irwin, IL
Irwin, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 4366
Housing Units (2000): 2277
Land area (2000): 0.882555 sq. miles (2.285807 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.882555 sq. miles (2.285807 sq. km)
FIPS code: 37208
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.327169 N, 79.702006 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Irwin, PA
Irwin, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 372
Housing Units (2000): 180
Land area (2000): 0.595739 sq. miles (1.542956 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.595739 sq. miles (1.542956 sq. km)
FIPS code: 39000
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 41.790449 N, 95.207341 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 51446
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Irwin, IA
Irwin, SC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in South Carolina
Population (2000): 1343
Housing Units (2000): 554
Land area (2000): 2.982506 sq. miles (7.724656 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.005073 sq. miles (0.013139 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.987579 sq. miles (7.737795 sq. km)
FIPS code: 35980
Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
Location: 34.693473 N, 80.812980 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Irwin, SC
Irwin -- U.S. County in Georgia
Population (2000): 9931
Housing Units (2000): 4149
Land area (2000): 356.807995 sq. miles (924.128425 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 5.918569 sq. miles (15.329022 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 362.726564 sq. miles (939.457447 sq. km)
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 31.608582 N, 83.284078 W
Irwin, GA
Irwin County
Irwin County, GA

IRWIN is a collective of Slovenian artists, primarily painters, and an original founding member of Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK).

Irwin (mango)

The 'Irwin' mango is a commercial mango cultivar which was developed in South Florida.

Irwin (given name)

Irwin is a given name, and may refer to:

  • Irwin Allen (1916–1991), television and film producer
  • Irwin Barker, Canadian comedian and writer
  • Irwin Caplan, cartoonist
  • Irwin Chusid, record producer, journalist, self-described landmark preservationist, and radio personality
  • Irwin Corey (born 1914), American comic and film actor
  • Irwin Cotler (born 1940), former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
  • Irwin Donenfeld, former Executive Vice President and Editorial Director of DC Comics
  • Irwin Edman (1896–1954), American philosopher and professor of philosophy
  • Irwin Goodman (1943–1991), Finnish singer
  • Irwin Hasen (born 1918), cartoonist best known for Wildcat and Dondi
  • Irwin Hoffman (born 1924), American conductor
  • Irwin M. Jacobs (born 1933), electrical engineer and chairman of Qualcomm
  • Irwin Kra (born 1937), American mathematician
  • Irwin McIntosh (1926–1988), former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
  • Irwin Molasky
  • Irwin Rose (born 1926), American biologist, co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Irwin Schiff (born 1928), tax protester
  • Irwin Shaw (1913–1984), American playwright, screenwriter and author
  • Irwin Silber (born 1925), American writer
  • Irwin Stelzer (born 1932), American economist and business columnist for The Sunday Times (UK) and The Courier-Mail
  • Irwin Stone (1907–1984), biochemist, chemical engineer, and author
  • Irwin Thomas (born 1971), lead singer in the Australian band Southern Sons
  • Irwin Winkler, American film producer and director
  • Irwin Yablans (born 1934), independent film producer and distributor
Fictional characters
  • Irwin (Billy and Mandy), a fictional character from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Irwin (surname)

Irwin is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Alexander Irwin (died 1752), British Army officer
  • Alexander J. Irwin (1799-1843), United States territorial legislator
  • Andy Offutt Irwin, an American storyteller and singer/songwriter
  • Arthur Irwin (1858–1921), a Canadian-American shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball
  • Ashton Irwin, drummer in the band 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Barney Irwin, a professional wrestler
  • Bill Irwin (born 1950), American actor and clown
  • Charles Irwin (1824–1873), an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Denis Irwin (born 1965), a former Irish football player
  • Elaine Irwin, a former American supermodel and current spokeswoman for Almay Cosmetics
  • Frederick Irwin (1788–1860), an acting Governor of Western Australia
  • George Rankine Irwin (1907–1998), an American scientist specializing in fracture mechanics
  • Hale Irwin (born 1945), American golfer
  • Heath Irwin (born 1973), American football player (nephew of Hale)
  • Herbert Carmichael Irwin (1894–1930), an Irish-born aviator and athlete
  • Inez Haynes Irwin (1873–1970), an American feminist author
  • J. David Irwin, an Electrical Engineering Educator
  • James Irwin (1930–1991), a member of the Apollo 15 mission and the eighth man to walk on the Moon
  • James Bruce Irwin (1921–2012), New Zealand botanist
  • Sir James Murray Irwin (1858–1938), a British Army doctor who served in Sudan, the Boer War and the Great War
  • Jared Irwin (1750–1818), a former Governor of Georgia
  • Jeff Irwin, an American musician
  • John N. Irwin (1844 – 1905), American politician and Governor of Idaho Territory (1883) and Arizona Territory (1890–2)
  • John N. Irwin, II (1913 – 2000), American diplomat
  • Julia Irwin, an Australian politician
  • Julienne Irwin, an American singer
  • Kenny Irwin, Jr. (1969–2000), a NASCAR Winston Cup driver and 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year.
  • Les Irwin (1898–1985), an Australian politician
  • Lew Irwin, a radio broadcaster and founder of The Credibility Gap.
  • May Irwin (1862–1938), an actress, singer and major star of vaudeville
  • Noel Irwin (1892–1972), a British World War II general
  • Patrick Henry Irwin (1837–1908), an American self-taught civil engineer and surveyor.
  • Robert Irwin (North Carolina State Senator) (1738-1800), a patriot general of militia in the American Revolutionary War
  • Robert Irwin (artist), an American artist
  • Robert Graham Irwin (born 1946), a British historian, novelist and writer on Arabic literature
  • Robert Irwin (real estate author) (fl. late 20th century), a real estate author
  • Scott Irwin, a professional wrestler and brother of Bill Irwin
  • Steve Irwin (1962–2006), an Australian conservationist and television personality
    • Bob Irwin (born c. 1940), Steve's father, an Australian naturalist
    • Terri Irwin (born 1964), Steve's widow, an American-born naturalist
    • Bindi Irwin (born 1998), Steve and Terri's daughter, an Australian teen personality
  • Steve Irwin, an Australian rugby league footballer
  • Stu Irwin (1903–1967), an American actor
  • William Irwin (disambiguation), a various people named William or Bill Irwin
  • Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, created Baron Irwin in 1926

Usage examples of "irwin".

Irwin Barrows had given him a solid kick in the head before dragging him out from behind the bushes and ordering the kitchen crew to carry him away and dump him somewhere outside the Barrows land boundary.

Irwin Barrows was sitting hunched forward, anxiously watching the motionless, gargling old woman.

Some seats and tables in the center at the front were reserved for the current AAAS president, Irwin Schatz, a physics Nobel Laureate, who was nominally hosting and chairing the event, along with several officials from major scientific agencies and their administrative assistants.

But Mrs Schoenbaum at once discountenanced that supposition by saying:          "Well, like I always said, Irwin, that's only natural.

CIM Secretary Irwin Schroder and ISA Director-General John Belford exchanged heavy glances while Krantz and Linsay remained silent and expressionless.

Irwin marveled at the artfully sculpted pillars that supported the barrel ceiling.

He'd walked in the woods with Army soldiers, crawled in the mud with Marines, even watched an aerial refueling from the jump seat of a C-SB transport (the most unnatural act he ever expected to see, two airplanes mating in midair at three hundred knots), and played with the Army's heavy troops at Fort Irwin, California, where he'd tried his hand at driving and shooting tanks and Bradleys.

Urbain Street boys into the camp free each season, helping out Rubin with his mortgage after the fire there, paying a head-shrinker fortunes to make a man out of Irwin Shubert, his enemy of old ("Throwing good money after bad," people said), building a special house for the epileptic who had been hurt working for him in those bygone days of his struggles, and giving so many benefit nights for worthy causes.

Irwin went back into the cave, walking between a pair of pillars under a horseshoe arch into the cool central hall or chapel.

Irwin Scheinblum, the one man alive who could positively identify the body of Fidel Castro, the man who had performed Fidel's penile implant in 1962.

Indeed, Irwin Dandrich wrote to our detective agency connection in London (he never knew to whom his information was going or for what purpose) that all he had to do was step into a ballroom and he heard all about what Stella was up to A few phone calls made on Saturday morning also provided reams of information.

He discovers that when Judge Irwin was state attorney general under Governor Stanton, he had accepted a bribe for dismissing a suit against an oil company that owed the state over $150,000 in back royalties.

The Slewfoot Hill milkman in west Salem was Irwin Purinton, and he began his run along Brock Street (which was known in the country as the Brock Road or That Christless Washboard).