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Amin Name Meaning

Muslim and Indian (northern states): from an Arabic personal name based on amin ‘trustworthy’, ‘faithful’, ‘honest’. Al-Amin ‘the trustworthy’ is an honorific title of the Prophet Muhammad. The term is used in combination with other words to form compound names: for example, Ru?h-ul-Amin ‘faithful spirit’ is an epithet of the Angel Gabriel mentioned in the Qur’an (26:193). Al-Amin (787–813) was the name of the sixth Abbasid khalif of Baghdad. In India, the name came to be used as a term denoting a government official concerned with investigation of land claims and revenue claims, collection of revenue, and land surveying.

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


Similar surnames: Amir, Aman, Yamin, Min, Agin, Amini, Wein, Sami, Savin, Amos

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Where is the Amin family from?

You can see how Amin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Amin families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 43% of all the recorded Amin's in Canada. Prince Edward Island and 1 other province had the highest population of Amin families in 1911.
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What did your Amin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Messenger and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Amin. 34% of Amin men worked as a Messenger.

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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

  • Messenger
    34%
  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Amin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Amin. 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 Amin. For the veterans among your Amin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Amin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Amin in 1963 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

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