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Firmin Family History

Firmin Name Meaning

French English and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the (Old) French personal name Firmin from Latin Firminus a diminutive of firmus ‘firm resolute’ borne by several early Christian saints including two bishops of Amiens of the 3rd and 4th centuries. Compare Fermin .

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

Similar surnames: Fermin, Frein, Farman, Frain, Firman, Irwin, Furman, Forman, Irmen

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Where is the Firmin family from?

You can see how Firmin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Firmin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Firmin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Firmin families living in Quebec. This was about 71% of all the recorded Firmin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Firmin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Firmin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Firmin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Firmin. 52% of Firmin men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Firmin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Firmin were Salesman and Reg Nurse. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Reg Nurse
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Firmin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Firmin 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 Firmin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Firmin. For the veterans among your Firmin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Firmin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Firmin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Firmin in 1960 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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