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Dakin Surname Meaning

English: variant of Dawkin a pet form of the personal name Daw + the diminutive suffix -kin. The name mostly denoted someone known as ‘little or young Ralph’ or perhaps occasionally ‘little or young David’. Ralph was much commoner than David as a personal name in most parts of medieval England. The -kin suffix may have been used to distinguish a son from a father bearing the same personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Daykin, Eakin, Makin, Lakin, Davin, Darin, Itkin, Malkin, Matkin

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Where is the Dakin family from?

You can see how Dakin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dakin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dakin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 63 Dakin families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 43% of all the recorded Dakin's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Dakin families in 1911.
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What did your Dakin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dakin. 25% of Dakin men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Dakin women worked as a 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
  • Labourer
  • Fisherman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dakin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dakin in 1957 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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