Carlin Family History

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Carlin Name Meaning

Irish (now also common in Scotland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall. French: from a pet form of Charles. Swedish: probably a habitational name from any of various places named with Karl- or from the personal name + -in, a common suffix of Swedish family names (originally Latin -inus ‘descendant of’). Italian (Venice): from a pet form of the personal name Carlo, Italian form of Charles. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Karlin. German: habitational name from Carlin in Brandenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Karlin, Carling, Carline, Carlino, Larkin, Markin, Curlin, Ballin

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Carlin Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carlin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • France


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Carlin Family Origin

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Carlin Family Occupations

What did your Carlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carlin. The most common Carlin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Carlin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Carlin family was Farmers Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farmer Son

  • Farmers Son


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Carlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Carlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carlin 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Carlin. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Carlin. For the veterans among your Carlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Carlin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Carlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Carlin in 1941 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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