Ewing (surname)

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Pronunciation/ˈjɪŋ/ YOO-wing
Language(s)Scottish English
Word/nameOld Gaelic
Meaning"(son of) Eógan"
Region of originScotland
Other names
Variant form(s)MacEwen and McEwing
Ewan and Ewans
Ewen and Ewens
Ewin and Ewins
Hewin and Hewins
See alsoWelsh Owen

The surname Ewing is of Scottish origin, and is an Anglicised form derived from the Gaelic clan name "Clann Eóghain" meaning "Children of Eóghain".[1][2] The forename "Eógan" is thought to derive ultimately from the Greek eugenes (Greek- ευγενής, meaning "noble", literally "well-born").

The earliest known coat of arms in the name Ewing appears in the Workman Armorial dated 1566.[3]

Notable people with the surname[edit]

Born before 1800[edit]

Born before 1900[edit]

Born before 1950[edit]

Born after 1950[edit]

  • Al Ewing (born 1977), British comic writer
  • Annabelle Ewing (born 1960), Scottish politician, daughter of Winnie Ewing
  • Daniel Ewing (born 1983), American professional basketball player
  • Dan Ewing (born 1985), Australian actor
  • Fergus Ewing (born 1957), Scottish politician, son of Winnie Ewing
  • Fyfe Ewing (born 1970), Irish drummer
  • Garen Ewing (born 1969), British comic creator
  • Gavin Ewing (born 1981), Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Larry Ewing, American computer programmer
  • Lynne Ewing, American author and a screenwriter
  • Marc Ewing (born 1969), American developer of the Red Hat brand of software
  • Maria Ewing (1950–2022), American opera singer
  • Mason Ewing (born 1982), Cameroonian producer, director, scriptwriter and fashion designer
  • Patrick Ewing (born 1962), Jamaica-born American basketball player and coach
  • Patrick Ewing Jr. (born 1984), son of Patrick, American basketball player representing Jamaica internationally
  • Reid Ewing (born 1988), American actor
  • Skip Ewing (born 1964), American country music singer and songwriter
  • Wenika Ewing (born 1985), Turks and Caicos fashion model

Fictional characters[edit]

Dallas and Knots Landing[edit]

The surname was used for the central Ewing family in the American primetime soap operas Dallas, as well as its 2012 revival and its spin-off Knots Landing. Listed below are characters who used that surname from all three series'.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ewing on Surnamedb.com
  2. ^ Ewing on Goireland.com
  3. ^ Stodart, Robert R. 1881, Scottish Arms, Edinburgh, William Paterson.
  • Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames (page 158, by P. H. Reaney, revised by R. M. Wilson, Third Edition, Oxford University Press, 2005, ISBN 0-19-280663-7)

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