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Marin Family History

Marin Surname Meaning

Spanish (Marín) French Italian (Veneto) English Slovenian Croatian and Romanian: from the Latin personal name Marinus borne by several minor early Christian saints. Originally this was a Roman surname derived from Marius (see Mario ) but was often taken to mean ‘of the sea’. Galician and Spanish (Marín): habitational name from a place called Marín in particular the one in Pontevedra Galicia. Asturian-Leonese (Marín): occupational name for a sailor. Serbian and Croatian: metronymic from the female personal name Mara a short form of Marija (see Maria ). In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of metronymics and patronymics like Marinčić (see Marincic ) and Marinković (see Marinkovic ). Slovenian: metronymic from the female personal name Marija (see Maria ). In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of metronymics and patronymics like Marinčič (see Marincic ). English (Northumberland and Durham): variant of Marrin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Marin family from?

You can see how Marin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 1,198 Marin families living in Quebec. This was about 83% of all the recorded Marin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Marin families in 1911.
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What did your Marin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada 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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*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

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Fils De Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
  • Cultivateur
  • Institutrice
  • Religieuse
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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