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Acklin Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Eglin. English: perhaps a variant of Ackland or a habitational name from places in North Yorkshire and Middlesborough called Acklam, from Old English æt þ?m ac leaum (dative plural) ‘at the oak clearings’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ackley, Jacklin, Ackland, Cocklin, Acton, Rocklin, Cain, Colin

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Where is the Acklin family from?

You can see how Acklin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Acklin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Acklin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Acklin families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Acklin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Acklin families in 1911.
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What did your Acklin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Acklin. 29% of Acklin men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Acklin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Acklin were Salesman and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 266 immigration records available for the last name Acklin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Acklin. For the veterans among your Acklin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Acklin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Acklin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Acklin in 1941 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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