Akin Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Akin Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and English: variant spelling of Aiken.

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

Similar surnames: Aikin, Akins, Eakin, Aken, Atkin, Kin, Lakin, Makin, Aiken, Savin

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Akin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Akin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Akin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Akin Family Origin

Where is the Akin family from?

Akin Family Occupations

What did your Akin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Akin family was Insurance Agent. Constable, Farmer and Institutrice were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Akin. The most common Akin occupation in Canada was Constable. 17% of Akin's were Constables.

View Census data for Akin | Data not to scale

  • Constable

  • Farmer

  • Institutrice

  • Insurance Agent


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Akin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Akin Historical Records

What Akin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Akin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Akin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Akin

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Akin. 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.

View all Akin immigration records

Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Akin. For the veterans among your Akin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Akin military records

You've only scratched the surface of Akin family history.

Akin Life Expectancy

What is the average Akin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Akin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Akin in 1948 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Akin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Akin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Akin Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name