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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marin name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Portugal


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Marin Family Origin

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Marin Family Occupations

What did your Marin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Marin occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 26% of Marin's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marin. A less common occupation for the Marin family was Cultivateur'S Son.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • School

  • Cultivateur'S Son


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Marin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Marin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marin 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 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

What is the average Marin lifespan?

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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