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Lakin Family History

Lakin Name Meaning

Americanized form 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: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Lawkin a diminutive of Law- (a pet form of the personal name Laurence; see 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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Where is the Lakin family from?

You can see how Lakin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lakin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lakin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Lakin families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lakin's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Lakin families in 1911.
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What did your Lakin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Lakin. 54% of Lakin men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Lakin women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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