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Ballin Name Meaning

German and Danish: habitational name for someone from a place so named near Neubrandenburg; the -in ending suggests Slavic origin. French: metonymic occupational name for a maker of straw mattresses, Old French ballin. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Balin. Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from any of the places in Asturies named Vallín, from a diminutive of valle ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Vallin, Bellin, Balling, Ballon, Balin, Bailin, Hallin, Balkin, Babin

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Where is the Ballin family from?

You can see how Ballin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ballin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ballin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Ballin families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Ballin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ballin families in 1911.
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What did your Ballin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ballin. 24% of Ballin men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Ballin women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ballin were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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What is the average Ballin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ballin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Ballin in 1959 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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