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Lavin Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Láimhín, a reduced form of Ó Flaithimhín ‘descendant of Flaithimhín’, a personal name from a diminutive of flaith ‘prince’, ‘ruler’. This name is sometimes translated Hand, from the similarity of the reduced form to lámh ‘hand’. English: from the medieval female personal name Lavin(a) (from Latin Lavinia, of unknown origin) . Spanish (Lavín): habitational name from Lavin, a place so named in the Santander province. Respelling of French Lavigne.

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


Similar surnames: Gavin, Savin, Glavin, Clavin, Slavin, Flavin, Lakin, Levin, Larkin

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Where is the Lavin family from?

You can see how Lavin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lavin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 65 Lavin families living in Quebec. This was about 53% of all the recorded Lavin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Lavin families in 1911.
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What did your Lavin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Lavin. 22% of Lavin men worked as a Journalier.

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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

  • Journalier
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Cultivateur
    18%
  • Labourer
    14%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Lavin. For the veterans among your Lavin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lavin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lavin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lavin in 1945 was 72, and 77 in 2004.

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