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Falin Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Fallon. Russian and Jewish (from Belarus): patronymic from the personal name Fal, a derivative of Greek Thallos, from thallos ‘branch’, ‘shoot’. This was the name of a martyr venerated in the Eastern Church.

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


Similar surnames: Malin, Fallin, Galin, Dalin, Palin, Fagin, Belin, Valis, Fain, Valin

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Where is the Falin family from?

You can see how Falin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Falin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Falin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Falin families living in Quebec. This was about 89% of all the recorded Falin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Falin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Falin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Falin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Falin. 36% of Falin men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Falin women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Falin were Truck Driver and Domestic.

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Coal Loader
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Domestic
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Falin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falin 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 421 immigration records available for the last name Falin. 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 496 military records available for the last name Falin. For the veterans among your Falin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Falin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Falin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Falin in 1960 was 47, and 64 in 2004.

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