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Carlin Surname Meaning

Irish (North Ulster; now also common in Scotland): from Ó Cearbhalláin ‘descendant of Cearbhallán’ a diminutive of the personal name Cearbhall (see Carroll ). English: variant of Carling . Italian (Veneto): from a pet form of the personal name Carlo Italian form of Charles . French: nickname from carlin denoting a coin of Italian origin. French: from a pet form of the personal name Carle(s) a regional variant of Charles or from Italian Carlini ; compare 6 below. Altered form under the French influence in LA of Italian Carlini ; compare 5 above.7: Swedish and German: variant of Karlin and in North America (also) an altered form of this.8: German: habitational name from Carlin in Brandenburg.9: Americanized form of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Polish and in some cases Slovenian Karlin .

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


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

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Where is the Carlin family from?

You can see how Carlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 87 Carlin families living in Quebec. This was about 51% of all the recorded Carlin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Carlin families in 1911.
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What did your Carlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Carlin. 53% of Carlin men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Carlin women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carlin were Journalier and Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    53%
  • Labourer
    23%
  • Farmers Son
    6%
  • Journalier
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Dressmaker
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Cultivateur
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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