Levin Family History

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Levin Name Meaning

Jewish (mainly from Lithuania and Belarus): Slavicized form of Levy. Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: from the personal name Levin, which was also used by German Christians as a derivative of Liebwin. As a Jewish name it sometimes represents a pet form of western Yiddish ‘lion’ (see Loewe 2). Russian: patronymic of Lëva, a pet form of the personal name Lev + the Russian possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Lewin, Lavin, Leven, Lein, Nevin, Levins, Levina, Levis, Wein, Savin

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Levin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Levin name?

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Levin Family Origin

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Levin Family Occupations

What did your Levin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Levin family was Dressmaker. Merchant(Furs), Ped and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Levin. The most common Levin occupation in Canada was Merchant(Furs). 22% of Levin's were Merchant(Furs)s.

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  • Merchant(Furs)

  • Ped

  • Clerk

  • Dressmaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Levin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Levin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Levin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Levin 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Levin. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Levin. For the veterans among your Levin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Levin Life Expectancy

What is the average Levin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Levin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Levin in 1948 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Levin 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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