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Ballin Name Meaning

German and Danish: habitational name from a place so named near Neubrandenburg Germany. Jewish (western Ashkenazic): most likely metronymic from the hypocoristic form (using the suffix -lin) of the Yiddish female personal name Be(y)le (see Balin ). Earliest bearers of the name spelling Bal(l)in or Bellin appear in available sources of Switzerland at the turn of the 14th–15th centuries. Hispanic: altered form of Asturian-Leonese Vallín (see Vallin ). French: metonymic occupational name for a maker of straw mattresses Old French ballin. French: variant of Balin a derivative of Bal . English (of Norman origin): variant of Balaam (see Ballam ).

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

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

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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 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 USA 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 Housewife. .

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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
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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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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