Marin Family History

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Marin Name Meaning

Spanish (Marín), French, English, Slovenian, Croatian, and Romanian: from the Latin personal name Marinus, borne by several minor early saints. Originally this was a Roman family name derived from Marius (compare Marie), but was often taken to mean ‘of the sea’. Italian (Venetia): variant of Marino. Serbian, Croatian, and Slovenian: from the personal name Marija or its short form Mara (see Maria). Galician and Spanish: habitational name from a place called Marín, in particular the one in Pontevedra, Galicia. French: occupational name for a sailor, Old French marin (Late Latin marinus, a derivative of mare ‘sea’). Asturian-Leonese (Marín): occupational name for a sailor in Asturies.

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

Similar surnames: Martin, Marino, Marie, Mari, Main, Maron, Malin, Merin, Marien, Maria

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Marin Family Origin

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Marin Family Occupations

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In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Marin. 32% of Marin men worked as a Cultivateur and 24% of Marin women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marin were Fils De Cultivateur and Religieuse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Fils De Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servante
  • Institutrice
  • Cultivateur
  • Religieuse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Marin Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Marin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Marin. For the veterans among your Marin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marin Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Marin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Marin in 1943 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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