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Baldwin or Balduin is an Old German surname. It may derive from Bealdwine, or the Old German equivalent Baldavin, meaning "brave, bold friend".

It is found in many other modern European languages, Spanish version "Balduino", French version "Beaudoin", "Baudouin", Italian version "Baldovino", Dutch version "Boudewijn", Icelandic version "Baldvin", Esperanto version "Balduino".

Baldwin family tree and history-related websites

  • Kentree KENT, KINDT, KINT, KYNDT, KIND: This RootsWeb-hosted site is a personal family tree created by George Kent of South Carolina. Baldwin is his wife's lineage, and includes surnames Maltby, Lewis, Kneeland, Colby and Keeps. The Kent family appears to descend from a Belgium or German line that has been Anglicized to Kent. Links to a WorldConnect tree.
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