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Astin Family History

Astin Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Astin a shortened form of Asketin a diminutive of Old Norse Ásketill composed of the elements áss ‘god’ + ketill ‘sacrificial cauldron helmet’ (see Haskell Askin ). There has been some confusion over the years between this surname and others (in particular Aspden Aston and Austin ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Askin, Bastin, Aslin, Austin, Hasting, Haskin, Aston, Autin, Sartin

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Where is the Astin family from?

You can see how Astin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Astin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Astin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Astin families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Astin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Astin families in 1911.
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What did your Astin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Astin. 23% of Astin men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Astin women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Astin were Farm Laborer and House Wife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • House Wife
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Astin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Astin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Astin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Astin. For the veterans among your Astin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Astin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Astin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Astin in 1953 was 67, and 79 in 2004.

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