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Joslin Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin):: from the Old French personal name Goscelin Gosselin Joscelin from ancient Germanic Goz(e)lin a diminutive of a short form of compound names based on the element goz (from gaut an ethnic name meaning ‘Geat’ or ‘Goth’; see Goss ). alternatively perhaps a diminutive of the Old French personal name Josse (Old Breton Judoc); see Joyce .

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

Similar surnames: Maslin, Jolin, Goslin, Olin, Collin, Gosling, Polin, Molin, Jodoin

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Where is the Joslin family from?

You can see how Joslin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Joslin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Joslin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 38 Joslin families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Joslin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Joslin families in 1911.
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What did your Joslin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Joslin. 64% of Joslin men 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
  • Clerk
  • Labourer
  • Manager
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Census Records

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Joslin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joslin 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Joslin. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Joslin. For the veterans among your Joslin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Joslin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Joslin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Joslin in 1943 was 75, and 73 in 2004.

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