Arkin Family History

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Arkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from Arke, an eastern Yiddish pet form of the personal name Aaron.

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

Similar surnames: Orkin, Markin, Larkin, Harkin, Parkin, Arko, Askin, Haskin, Laskin

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Arkin Family Origin

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Arkin Family Occupations

What did your Arkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Arkin occupation in Canada was Basket & Bead Work. 50% of Arkin's were Basket & Bead Works. Basket & Bead Work and Farmer & Hotel Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Arkin.

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  • Basket & Bead Work

  • Farmer & Hotel Keeper


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

Arkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Arkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arkin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Arkin. 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 809 military records available for the last name Arkin. For the veterans among your Arkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Arkin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Arkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Arkin in 1959 was 63, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arkin 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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