Allyn Family History

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Allyn Name Meaning

English: variant of Allen, established in New England in the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Allen, Allan, Allin, Ally, Alan, Allman, Alling, Alles, Ellen, Aley

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Allyn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Allyn name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • France


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Allyn Family Origin

Where is the Allyn family from?

Allyn Family Occupations

What did your Allyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Allyn occupation in Canada was Teacher. 50% of Allyn's were Teachers. A less common occupation for the Allyn family was Marble Cutter. Teacher and Carriage Painter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Allyn.

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  • Teacher

  • Carriage Painter

  • Marble Cutter


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

Allyn Historical Records

What Allyn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Allyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Allyn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Allyn. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Allyn. For the veterans among your Allyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Allyn Life Expectancy

What is the average Allyn lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Allyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Allyn in 1950 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Allyn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Allyn 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.

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