Lakin Family History

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Lakin Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Jewish Leykin (from Belarus), a metronymic from Leyke, a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Leye, from the Hebrew female personal name Lea, from which English Leah is derived (see Genesis 29: 16) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in. English: from a medieval personal name, a diminutive of Lawrence. Compare Law 1 and Larkin.

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

Similar surnames: Larkin, Laskin, Lavin, Makin, Lukin, Levin, Markin, Lapin, Savin

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Lakin Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lakin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Sweden


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Lakin Family Origin

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Lakin Family Occupations

What did your Lakin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lakin family was Coal Miner Etc. Farmer, Going To School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lakin. The most common Lakin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Lakin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Laborer

  • Coal Miner Etc


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Lakin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Lakin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lakin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lakin. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Lakin. For the veterans among your Lakin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lakin Life Expectancy

What is the average Lakin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lakin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lakin in 1942 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lakin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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