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Dalin Family History

Dalin Name Meaning

Swedish: variant spelling of Dahlin. French: patronymic from the personal name Alin, a short form of any of the Germanic personal names containing the element adal ‘noble’.

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


Similar surnames: Malin, Palin, Valin, Darin, Falin, Delin, Salin, Dolin, Dulin, Alix

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Where is the Dalin family from?

You can see how Dalin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dalin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dalin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Dalin families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Dalin's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Dalin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dalin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dalin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dalin. 26% of Dalin men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Dalin women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dalin were Lawyer and Saleswoman.

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Lawyer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    28%
  • Secretary
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Saleswoman
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dalin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dalin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dalin. 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 503 military records available for the last name Dalin. For the veterans among your Dalin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dalin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Dalin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dalin in 1960 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

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