Austin Family History

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Austin Name Meaning

English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus. This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by St. Augustine of Canterbury (died c. 605), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury. German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin.

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

Similar surnames: Austen, Justin, Dustin, Autin, Gustin, Agustin, Alston, Astin, Aubin

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Austin Family Origin

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Austin Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Austin. 29% of Austin men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Austin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Austin were Carpenter and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Student

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Austin Historical Records

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Passenger List

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There are 132,000 military records available for the last name Austin. For the veterans among your Austin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Austin Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Austin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Austin in 1940 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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