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Coin Surname Meaning

English (northern) and Scottish: variant of Coyne . French: from coin ‘corner’ a topographic name for someone who lived on a street corner. American shortened form of French Cointreau: nickname from Old French cointerel ‘gallant vain sly’. Spanish (mainly Málaga; Coín): habitational name from the town of Coín in Málaga province probably of Arabic origin. Italian (Veneto; Coìn): nickname from the dialect word coìn ‘pigtail’.

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


Similar surnames: Cain, Coen, Colin, Coil, Coan, Born, Main, Corne, Duin, Coln

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Where is the Coin family from?

You can see how Coin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Coin families living in Cheshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Coin's in United Kingdom. Cheshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Coin families in 1891.
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What did your Coin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coin. 24% of Coin men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Coin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coin were Manager and Maid. .

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 931 immigration records available for the last name Coin. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Coin. For the veterans among your Coin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Coin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Coin in 1960 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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